Photorealism as an art style

Artist Ken Nash leads talk at Surrey Art Gallery Dec. 1.

‘Realscapes’ is how Coquitlam-based visual artist Ken Nash describes his acrylic paintings.

On Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m., as part of the Thursday Artist Talk speaker series at the Surrey Art Gallery, Nash will give an informal and engaging presentation about photorealism as an art style, and what inspires him to paint realistically. Nash will also examine why the subject of photorealism can be contentious for some critics, and offer insight into why people are drawn to different art styles. A selection of paintings will be shown. Admission is free.

A number of Nash’s paintings contain pathways or waterways that draw the viewer into the scene, potentially with the urge to follow the bend or cross the log to envision what might be out of view.

Nash says “When you view my paintings, I want you to reach out with your mind to feel the texture of a rock or a tree trunk or sense the placidity of a pond.”

Nash has tremendous interest and respect for light and shadow, and tries to develop these contrasts in his paintings.

Although he has created art for most of his life, he began a body of acrylic work five years ago, which he recently started to exhibit and market. His paintings have been accepted into juried exhibitions organized by Delta Arts Council, Federation of Canadian Artists (International Representational Show), Fields and Flowers Shop (Langley), Fraser Valley Biennale, and Langley Art Studio Tour. Nash’s work can be viewed at www.realscapes.ca.

There will be time for questions and conversation during and following the talk. The event concludes by 9 p.m. Refreshments are provided. This event is presented by the Surrey Art Gallery Association in partnership with the Surrey Art Gallery, and with support from the Arts Council of Surrey.

Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) is a non-profit society that offers its members the opportunity to participate in and respond to contemporary art, and be part of a community that actively supports the Surrey Art Gallery.

Surrey Art Gallery is located at 13750 88 Ave. Call 604-501-5566 or check www.surrey.ca/arts for more information.

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