shows a woman on a bed propped up on her elbows. Her face fills the left side of the frame while the rest of her body is dramatically foreshortened and out of focus. It’s a boudoir photo but without erotic content. Her lips are parted, her eyes cast down toward the side, suggesting a “close” moment with a lover whose mind is somewhere else. As the title of the show implies, closeness doesn’t always mean intimacy.
Elwyn Palmerton is an Oakland-based artist dealing in obsessive and improvisational abstract paintings. A New Jersey native, he received a B.A. from New York University and an M.F.A. from The School of Visual Arts. Since graduating he has exhibited regularly in New York City and Oakland. His writing has appeared in Frieze, Art Ltd., Artillery, Sculpture and Art Review.