In this week’s gallery picks, our artists explore the various ways of seeing the world around us and beyond.
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1. Canan Tolon’s paintings at first appear as purely abstract, but with time, the eye discovers familiar urban landscapes in the rhythmic painted streaks. She explores the visualization of space by creating an illusion of depth and engages the view in the game of seeking recognizable imagery and inventing a visual narrative at Von Lintel Gallery
2. Kate Shaw teases out an enduring fascination with interplanetary colonization and what it might mean. Following her travels from the frozen fjords of Iceland to the dense jungles of Costa Rica, Shaw presents here a series of imagined landscapes of the Red Planet at Fehily Contemporary
3. Penelope Umbrico allows the disorienting effects of the iPhone’s gravity sensor and the hallucinogenic effects of more than 500 camera app filters to break up, blend, distort, and de-stabilize the majestic peaks and summits that appear in the original photographs at Mark Moore Gallery
4. Judy Pfaff collages tree roots, limbs, honeycombs, and leaves with ambiguous biomorphic forms at Pavel Zoubok Gallery
5. Miya Ando uses her signature visual vocabulary—subtle gradations of form and color that capture moments in time—to explore impermanence. Hundreds of cascading Bodhi leaves change from green to yellow to orange and finally brown, alluding to momiji-gari, the Japanese tradition of traveling to scenic areas to view autumn leaves at Sundaram Tagore
6. Pedro Calapez ‘s latest exhibition meadow-curtain-round-broken line, offers a succinct overview of his fascination with spatial relationships, landscapes, and the significance of ways of seeing at Lynch Tham