Return To The Real

Nov. 1, 2005 - Jan. 4, 2006

Joe Becker + Ken Danby + Brian Donnelly + William Fisk + Joanne Tod + Ted Tucker

Through representation and narrative, Return to the Real traces three generations of realist painters in Toronto and traces the shifts in High Realism from nature-based subject matter to that of popular culture.

The new generation of realists in Toronto are led by precision artist William Fisk, and they're cheeky, ironic and challenging to conservative tendencies. Joe Becker, Brian Donnelly and Ted Tucker follow Fisk’s technical mastery, but they diverge as they pervert historical realism.

Drake thanks Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Gallery Moos, and Christopher Cutts Gallery.