Trompe l'Oeil Sculpture

May 19th - Jun 25th, 2006

The seven artists participating in this exhibition, Annette Corcoran, Sylvia Hyman, Karen Dahl, Paul Dresang, David Furman, Glibert Kulish and Victor Spinski are all masters of the ceramic medium. Their amazingly realistic sculptures build on the historical tradition of trompe l'oeil, which translates from French to "deceive the eye." Each artist creates, entirely from clay, objects that appear to be real, objects that truly trick the eye into believing they actually are what they appear to be. Mundane objects become extraordinary through their articulation in clay, the sculptures so realistic that the subject of each might fool the viewer into thinking that it is the original subject. Both playful and intellectually serious, these artists toy with spectators' seeing to raise questions about the nature of art and perception.