Ron Isaacs – "Other Selves: New Trompe l’Oeil Painted Constructions"

April 17 – May 23, 2015

Artists’ Reception on Gallery Night, Friday, April 17 from 6 to 9 pm

In his second solo exhibition at Tory Folliard Gallery, Ron Isaacs continues his 30+ year career of constructing and painting wood to resemble architectural clothing and other antique objects. Purposely devoid of figures, Isaacs invites the viewer to question what they are actually seeing. In this master’s hands, wood appears to be fabric, and leaves and branches are actually carefully constructed details. Combining trompe l’oeil painting with master wood assembling, Isaacs presents new sculptures that quietly demand a careful look to determine their true nature.

Ron Isaacs, ARROW, Acrylic on Birch Plywood Construction, 2 parts 42 1/2 x 50 1/2 x 4 3/4"

Ron Isaacs, ARROW, Acrylic on Birch Plywood Construction, 2 parts 42 1/2 x 50 1/2 x 4 3/4"