Escondido Municipal Art Gallery explores ‘ Contemporary Realism ‘

“Medium Carton” by Peter Mitten

One can argue that realism in art is boring. What’s so interesting about a house or a chair or any other common object depicted just as it is?

Chrisanne Moats, manager of the Escondido Municipal Art Gallery, believes that everyday things deserve to be appreciated for their simplicity. Evidence of lovely artifacts of regular life can be seen at Contemporary Realism, a juried exhibition of modern realist paintings and sculptures from 30 local artists opening from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11.

“This show is made up of things we would normally take for granted,” she says.

But the exhibition doesn’t solely offer standard depictions of these objects. Some artists found ways

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