FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 12, 2021
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
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NEW EXHIBITION AT LYMAN ALLYN ART MUSEUM WILL REV YOUR ENGINES
NEW LONDON – Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, cars and motorcycles have not only been ubiquitous on the nation’s streets and highways, but also in film, top forty hits, and in painting. With the emergence of photorealism in the 1960’s motor vehicles assumed a special place of distinction as subject matter in the iconography of American art.
LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Painting, is a traveling exhibition comprised of over 55 paintings by nearly 15 leading photorealists and hyperrealists who specialize in automobiles and motorcycles as their primary subject of choice. Their work exemplifies the very best of automotive painting being done today and builds on that of the first wave of photorealists in the ‘60s and ‘70s, which included the likes of Harold Cleworth, Don Eddy, Richard Estes, and Ralph Goings. LUSTER opens at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum on Saturday, Oct. 23, and remains on view through Jan. 2, 2022.
“We’re heading down a new lane with this exhibition,” said Museum Director Sam Quigley. “We’re known for our collection of American art, and this show represents another art style that is incredibly realistic and detailed. I think our visitors are going to love it.”