Ron Isaacs

April 20 - May 26

Contemporary tromp l'oeil techniques continue to surprise viewers in Ron Isaac's beautifully painted wood sculptures. The artist’s convincing representations of vintage clothing, plant materials, and time-patinated found objects come together in visually rich, and often surprising combinations to suggest metaphors for the relationships of human life and nature, memory, and the passage of time.

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Wallflowers

January 8 – February 6, 2016

This group exhibition focuses on the flower in contemporary art by the region’s top artists. The artists’ styles are as unique and personal as the artists’ intent when capturing their subject. The exhibition includes paintings, works on paper, photography and sculpture.

Participating artists are: Stephen Warde Anderson, Tara Austin, Kim Benson, Tom BerenzMary BeroChris BertiDerrick BuischMarion CoffeyTerrence Coffman,Laura DronzekBeth EdwardsPatrick Farrell, Joshua Huyser, Ron IsaacsClare MalloyNancy MladenoffMark MulhernCharles MunchDennis NechvatalMichael NolandMelanie ParkeBill ReidJeffrey RippleJan SerrBrook SlaneT.L. SolienNathaniel SternFred StonehousePaula Swaydan GrebelStephanie TrenchardMichael VelliquetteMary Alice Wimmer, and James Winn.

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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.

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