Gary Erbe artwork featured at Canton Museum of Art

Take a stroll down memory lane at the Canton Museum of Art (CMA) by exploring nostalgic and enchanted works in the new exhibition entitled “The Mystery Magic: The Trompe L’Oeil Vision of Gary Erbe,” opening April 24 and on view through July 19.

A special Opening Night Party for Museum members will be hosted April 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at CMA. Members can make reservations for the opening by calling 330-453-7666, ext. 104.

More than 35 pieces will be on display, featuring Erbe’s unique approach to trompe l’oeil painting (translated from French as “trick of the eye”), creating an optical illusion of two-dimensional space that is painted so convincingly that the viewer believes it is three-dimensional. Rather than painting trompe l’oeil architectural scenes, one of the most popular examples often found on inner-city murals, he brings inanimate objects to life on canvas in a surprisingly realistic manner.

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