Pieces from Ron Isaacs' latest exhibition, Other Selves: New Trompe l’Oeil Painted Constructions, are being featured on the prominent Art Blog Collosal. A short write-up on the artist and his works by Christopher Jobson is also included.
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John Fredrick Peto is recognized by the art world as an American master of the trompe l’oeil or “fool the eye” school of still-life painting. The John F. Peto Studio Museum several main exhibitions each year, Is It Real? Contemporary Sculpture that Tricks the Eye opens at the John F. Peto Studio Museum on Saturday, May 9, 2015 and runs through September 6, 2015. Located at 102 Cedar Avenue, Island Heights, NJ.
You can get more information about the exhibition here.
"Oscar Wilde may have been right that “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life,” but two new exhibitions at the Tory Folliard Gallery give us two new reasons to be impressed by the power of art to imitate life.Read More
"Doug Hatch has a way of turning seemingly unremarkable places — bus stops, crosswalks, storefronts — into energetic paintings. The grids, lines, rich colors and reflective energy of a streetscape become meditations on the mutability and vibrant energy latent in the city. His photorealistic paintings of urban scenes will be exhibited with new trompe-l'oeil sculptures by Ron Isaacs. For more than 30 years, Isaacs has been creating delicate wood sculptures that resemble fabric garments and antique objects. There will be an artists' reception Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. The gallery is open Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m."
Excerpt copied from the Journal Sentinel, full article by Mary Louise Schumacher of Art City.Read More
Ron Issacs plywood construction sculpture "Wallflower" is featured on the new bookcover of Brazilian author LÉLIA ALMEIDA. Entitled "Este Mundo Que Esquecomos Todos os Dias" or "This Other World That We Forget Every Day," it is published independently by Confraria do Vento a cooperative small publishing house that specializes in projects of prose and poetry.Read More
Starting with layers of Finnish birch plywood artist Ron Isaacs builds elaborately designed constructions onto which he paints, in a trompe l’oeil fashion, the delicate details of leaves sprouting from clothing or the textured surface of twigs and bark. Each piece merges three recurring subjects found in most of his works: vintage clothing, plant materials, and found objects. Isaacs shares via his artist statement:Read More