The paintings from prolific artist Frank Gonzales read like a beautiful mash-up between different styles, subjects and eras in painting. The artist combines his interest for ornithology and desert flora, adding one part John James Audubon and another part contemporary abstraction to create works that play at the intersection of realism and the constructed image.
Anthony Mastromatteo is an artist whose oil on linen on board paintings show a deft technical mastery that could easily seduce one into a purely superficial enjoyment of his paintings. And how enjoyable it is, to witness an artist working in a trompe l’oeil style, rendering with finesse the torn-out comic book pages with all their age and patina, seemingly attached to the canvas itself with masking tape, also a precisely painted element.
Sarah Fagan is an artist whose trompe l’oeil acrylic on panel paintings show a thoughtful balancing of everyday objects and empty spaces, all painted in a muted colour palette. Her paintings have a deliberately quiet and meditative feel to them, one which invites a careful examination equal to the artists own meditation on her subjects.