"Kandy Kane Rainbow," 1994, by Charles Bell (American, 1935-1995). Courtesy of Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
Continues through April 21
Is it a photograph? No, it’s photorealism, a genre of art that employs photography to paint an image so life-like it looks like a photo. In the mid-20th century the photorealism movement took hold and artists such as Robert Bechtle, Audrey Flack, Richard Estes, Don Eddy, Ralph Goings, Randy Dudley and Charles Bell became the new avant-garde. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive, exhibits their work along with those of others through April 21. The review of the genre explores the methods they used and their place in the art world. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (open until 9 p.m. Thursday) and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Visit www.okcmoa.com for a schedule of events related to this exhibit throughout its run.