The Parrish Art Museum presents From Lens to Eye to Hand: Photorealism 1969 to Today, a survey of an important contemporary art movement spearheaded by artists who employed a groundbreaking creative process to embark upon a new way of seeing and depicting the world. On view August 6 through October 15, the exhibition features 73 paintings and works on paper by 35 artists—from early practitioners to second and third generation Photorealists—demonstrating that this movement remains undiluted, conceptually coherent, and consistently compelling. The exhibition brings together, for the first time in the United States, important paintings from public and private collections, and a series of watercolors and works on paper never before exhibited in an American museum.
“From Lens to Eye to Hand offers audiences an opportunity to see and experience photorealist masterworks, including spectacular paintings—Wheel of Fortune by Audrey Flack and Candy Kane Rainbow by Charles Bell—from the Parrish collection,” said Terrie Sultan, Parrish Art Museum Director and exhibition organizer. “I am especially thrilled that the Museum will have the opportunity to show more than 30 watercolors and works on paper. These exquisite little paintings shed new light on the creativity and dexterity of these artists.”