Realism is the art of everyday life. Historically, realism heralded a move away from the historical and academic modes of art making and towards a concern with both naturalist styles and realistic subjects. Now, realism’s position in the art world is more complex. Once considered dated, more and more artists are using realist techniques in incisive and original ways. Site:Brooklyn is looking for works across all media that engage with the renewed importance of realism today.
About the Juror:
Sara Roffino is the executive editor of Cultured magazine and was previously the managing editor of the Brooklyn Rail and the senior/executive editor of Art+Auction. She also works as a freelance editor and researcher for artists and art historians and is currently overseeing the archives and catalogue raisonné research for painter Larry Poons. Her writing has appeared in Art+Auction, the Brooklyn Rail, Modern Painters, Cultured, Bomb.com, Artnet News, Galerie, The Art Newspaper, Artsy, and Observer.com among other publications.