Ron Isaacs Piece on Poster for The John F. Peto Studio Museum

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.

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Doug Hatch and Ron Isaacs - Picks for spring 2015 Gallery Night & Day - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"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.

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Ron Isaacs - Plywood Constructions in "This is Colossal" - April 2014

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:

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