Julia Randall
Pinned Apricot, 2013
Colored pencil on paper
24 x 18 in.

David Morrison
Sycamore Series 6, 2003
Colored pencil on paper
23 x 17.5 in.

Sandy Litchfield
Fog Lights, 2012
gouache, paper, archival inkjet print and collage
23.25 x 33 in.

Kacper Kowalski
Seasons/Autumn #01, 2010
Archival pigment print
13 x 20 in.

Margot Glass
Light Envelope with Tape, 2016
watercolor and pencil on archival watercolor board
3.75 x 5.5 inches

Joan Grubin
Detritus #22, 2015
acrylic on pressed wood
5 x 7 in.

Janet Fish
Bag of Tangerines, 2000
Oil on canvas
22 x 24 in.

Ann Aspinwall
Flare, 2019
Linocut mounted on panel
19.5 x 81.75 in.

Linda Lindroth
IKB, 2012
Archival pigment print on Epson Hot Press Natural paper
56 x 44 in.

Trompe L'oeil Something

An Artsy-exclusive exhibition

January 5 – March 1, 2020

We are thrilled to announce our first 2020 show: Trompe L’oeil Something, an Artsy.net-exclusive exhibition. A curated selection ranging from photographs, to drawings, to prints, to sculptures, our trompe l’oeil teasers wink at the line between reality and illusion. Shadows and furrows, some ethereal neon, and others so densely rendered as to appear solid, launch the subject from the two-dimensional space of the page.

Linda Lindroth manipulates vintage packaging into tangible objets in her pert photographs. Kacper Kowalski’s dizzying perspective transforms the Polish landscape into swaths of alien terrain and palpable texture. David Morrison’s hyperrealist Kohler wind-up birds are poised for flight, and abandoned branches cast abstracted echoes of form. Sticky, tumid bubbles swell from the surface of Julia Randall’s colored pencil pin-ups, while menacing hardware exaggerates the illusion. Reflections, shadows and prismatic refractions bend and collide in Janet Fish’s paintings, lending magic to her domestic still lifes. The scale of Margot Glass's miniature missives enhances their contemplative quality, evoking the weight of their concealed messages. Sandy Litchfield utilizes the complexity of her collages to slyly integrate trompe l'oeil elements, furthering the fantasy, and calling into question the veracity of the entire scene. Joan Grubin’s sculptures, born from studio flotsam, radiate a neon halo. Ann Aspinwall’s abstract linocuts appear to respire with each peak and valley.