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Thomas Eakins, The Swimming Hole, 1885.

Join us this Saturday, November 12 from 2 – 4 p.m. for a panel discussion on the evolution of Photorealism as an art movement featuring New York gallerist, collector and author Louis K. Meisel, contemporary Photorealist artist Yigal Ozeri, Hyperrealist sculptor Carole Feuerman and Eileen S. Kaminsky.

In the mid-1800s, the camera was invented, and ever since, the photograph has been used as an artists’ tool. This informative discussion will cover Photorealism’s place in art history, tracing its roots from Impressionism to American Illustration to Pop Art and New Realism.

This talk is in conjunction with the current Photorealism exhibit at the Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation on the 6th Floor of Mana Contemporary, Our Own Directions: Works from the Louis K. and Susan P. Meisel Collection, on view through January 2012.  The exhibit features the work of 38 artists including Richard Estes, Ralph Goings, Chuck Close, Charles Bell, Audrey Flack, Don Eddy, Robert Bechtle and Tom Blackwood.

Saturday, November 12, 2 – 4 p.m., Mana Contemporary 6th Floor, 888 Newark Ave., Jersey City, NJ. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP at artmanafest.com.