Book Discussion Group: Disrupted Realism by John Seed
Tuesdays, 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Moderated by Karen Loehr with Jill Phillips plus surprise guests!
*Enter the promo code "DisruptedRealism" at check-out to register for free.
Artists respond to their times, and the painters featured in this stunning book are no exception. We certainly are in a time of ‘Disrupted Realism.’ And definitely living in a ‘distracted world.’ A dramatically different one than a short time ago that this beautiful book was published and the paintings featured were made. But those pre-COVID times are still so much a part of us.
Join us for a lively series of six weekly Zoom discussions based on the six sections of the book, Disrupted Realism: Paintings for a Distracted World by John Seed. Those who register will be sent a Zoom invitation link the day before the discussion. We look forward to bringing our WSS community together for these lunchtime conversations.
Should you choose to purchase the book (and you'll be glad you did!) consider supporting your local independent bookstore. They will gladly order it for curbside pick-up. It is available through Amazon as well. If you are unable to purchase email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know – the author has very generously made a PDF available.
About the Book
‘Disrupted Realism' is the first book to survey the works of contemporary painters who are challenging and reshaping the tradition of Realism. Helping art lovers, collectors, and artists approach and understand this compelling new phenomenon, it includes the works of 38 artists whose paintings respond to the subjectivity and disruptions of modern experience. Widely published author and blogger John Seed, who believes that we are “the most distracted society in the history of the world,” has selected artists he sees as visionaries in this developing movement. The artists’ impulses toward disruption are as individual as the artists themselves, but all share the need to include perception and emotion in their artistic process. Six sections layout and analyze common themes: "Toward Abstraction," "Disrupted Bodies," "Emotions and Identities," "Myths and Visions," "Patterns, Planes, and Formations," and "Between Painting and Photography." Interviews with each artist offer additional insight into some of the most incisive and relevant paintings being created today.