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“Hyperreal: Gray Foy”

September 3, 2023

(713) 525-9400

Between the 1940s and 1970s, American artist Gray Foy (1922–2012) created a body of extraordinarily meticulous drawings, most often rendered in graphite on paper. This exhibition celebrates two recent gifts that have made the Menil Collection the foremost repository of Foy’s work. Intrigued by Surrealism and Magic Realism as a young artist, Foy characterized his artistic method as “hyper-realism.” His exacting technique—which required intense concentration and even months to complete a single drawing—rewards sustained looking. The exhibition spans the entirety of Foy’s career, from his early Surrealist compositions to his later inventive botanical and geological renderings. Also included are a selection of the artist’s commercial illustrations, which will be displayed publicly for the first time.

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Date:
September 3, 2023
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Website:
https://www.menil.org/exhibitions/367-hyperreal-gray-foy

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Menil Collection
Phone
713-525-9400
Email
info@menil.org
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City of Houston District
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Houston Cultural District
Houston Museum District

Venue

Menil Drawing Institute
1412 W. Main St.
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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