Mark Emerson’s illusionism isn’t about pictorial space as much as it is about color-induced, geometrically assisted monkey wrenching of the human optic nerve.
Archives for April 2009
“Personal Lives” @ Verge
Like the suggestive Coppertone ads of yore or the propagandistic illustrations of Norman Rockwell, Julliana Pacciuli’s pictures are simultaneously hygienic and voyeuristic.
Grace Munakata @ b. sakata garo
Grace Munakata’s unique deployment of painting’s arsenal of tricks, to both illuminate and obscure, makes an elegant case for the medium’s continued relevance in the digital era.
Dave Lane @ Nelson Gallery, UC Davis
Lane’s sculptural visions incorporate mythopoetic fantasies based on childhood dreams, the likes of which most adults lack the capacity to summon.