Surreal/Unreal @ Jack Rutberg Fine Arts

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Lita Barrie reviews Surreal/Unreal at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, on view through February 18, 2017.

The show features works by Rene Magritte, Max Ernst, Georgio de Chirico, Joan Miro, Dorothea Tanning, Hans Bellmer, Jacques Herold, Oskar Fischinger, Frederick Kann, Rufino Tamayo, Roberto Matta, Jose Luis Cuevas, Wilfredo Lam, Oswaldo Vigas, Alexander Calder, Hans Burkhardt, Claire Falkenstein, Erich Brauer, and Friedensreich Hundertwasser. “But the surprise,” Barrie notes, “is the inclusion of contemporary artists seen through the lens of surrealism : Llyn Foulkes, Joel-Peter Witkin, Jerome Witkin, Bruce Richards, George Condo, Ed Rushcha, Raymond Pettibon, Marc Licari, and Stas Orlovski. The exhibition demonstrates that surrealist praxis informs contemporary artists who use bizarre juxtapositions to blur the line between the real and the imaginary.”