Trompe-l’œil (French for “deceive the eye”) is an art technique that creates an optical illusion where painted objects exist in three dimensions.
This technique will be highlighted by local artist Bruce Morrell in his solo exhibit at the Harold L. Olmsted gallery’s first exhibition of 2019.
“The small details and intricacies found in nature fascinate me. As an avid birder and fisherman, the natural world has always been the inspiration for my art,” Morrell said. “My recent focus on the art of trompe l’oeil has provided me a new way to combine my love of nature and its details into a narrative that I can express through my paintbrush.”
The exhibit, titled Feathers/Fins, will have an opening reception on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. It is a free event, open to the public. There will be refreshments and Morrell will be there to meet gallery guests and answer questions.
Feathers/Fins will be on display from Jan. 16 through Feb. 23.
The Harold L. Olmsted gallery is inside Springville Center for the Arts, 37 N. Buffalo St., Springville.
The gallery hours are Wednesday and Friday from noon to 5 p.m., Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.