Inner Visions: Contemporary Imaginative Realism

Armand Cabrera

I am pleased to announce I will have two of my oil paintings in the upcoming Inner Visions show at Abend Gallery in Denver Colorado. 

The following is one of the press releases for the show.

Inner Visions: Contemporary Imaginative Realism

October 8ththrough November 11th

Opening Reception: Saturday, Oct 8, 6-9 pm

A show curated by Patrick and Jeannie Wilshire, Directors of IX Arts

 Armand Cabrera   ‘Ice Station’ 18 x 24 oil

Imaginative realism, as the cutting edge of contemporary realist painting, combines classical painting technique with postmodern narrative subjects, focusing on the unreal, the unseen, and the impossible, offering visions of humanity’s mythic past, its unexplored future and, in some cases, it’s terrifying present.

Armand Cabrera   ‘First Light Dragon Hall’ 20 x 24 oil

Inner Visions brings together over 70 artists covering the gamut of contemporary imaginative realism, showcasing the remarkable diversity of work being created under its banner. The show includes upcoming young artists side by side with award-winning, world renowned painters with multiple monographs dedicated to their work. Their work hangs everywhere from galleries and museums to major private and corporate collections.

“Imaginative realism satisfies a dual urge in the viewer, “says co-curator Patrick Wilshire. “It meets the viewer’s desire for aesthetic quality and appreciation of technical skill, but also provides the opportunity to experience narrative, character and concept within that technically-skilled framework.”

Participating artists:

Linda Adair, Julie Bell, Steven Belledin, Rick Berry, Laurie Lee Brom, Scott Burdick, Armand Cabrera, Jeremy Caniglia, David Cheifetz, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Jeff Easley, Bob Eggleton, Craig Elliott, Jody Fallon, Fred Fields, Scott Fischer, Marc Fishman, Donato Giancola, Erik Gist, David Gluck, Mark Harrison, Michael C. Hayes, Richard Hescox, Greg Hildebrandt, Luke Hillestad, Kelly Houghton, Bruce Jensen, Steve Hickman, Steven Kenny, Vanessa Lemen, Rebecca Leveille-Guay, Travis Lewis, Martin Llamedo, Travis Louie, Don Maitz, Susannah Martin, Brian Mashburn, Menton Matthews, Gianni Monteleone, Matt Mrowka, Aaron Nagel, Vince Natale, Odd Nerdrum, Billy Norrby, Tammi Otis, Anthony Palumbo, David Palumbo, Ryan Pancoast, Jim Pavelec, Shane Pierce, Marc Potts, Omar Rayyan, Rob Rey, Tooba Rezaei, Larry Schwinger, Dave Seeley, Tenaya Sims, Britt Snyder, Annie Stegg, Christophe Vacher, Boris Vallejo, Dorian Vallejo, Eric Velhagen, Jeffrey Watts, Michael Whelan, Eric Wilkerson, Jeremy Wilson, Martin Wittfooth, Chie Yoshii, and Mark Zug

Abend Inner Visions Contemporary Imaginative Realism Show Catalog


Armand Cabrera
The reception for the Abend  Inner Visions Contemporary Imaginative Realism Show is this coming Saturday, October 8th.

There is a full-color catalog that accompanies the show that can be purchased from the gallery; here is a link to the online preview of the catalog