Upcoming Show

FIGURATION x THREE
July 20-SEPTEMBER 1
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday July 20, 4 to 6 pm

Interest in figurative art comes and goes down through the decades, but in the case of these three artists, all in their seventies, it never really went away. Bob Richardson favors a straightforward realism, with hints of the Old Masters, and occasional humorous notes, as in his naked self-portrait at work on an oversized canvas or his camera-crazed tourists. Ian Ratowsky, who lives in Mallorca, Spain, operates in a dreamy zone that incorporates magic realism and what he calls a “nonformulary approach to female portraiture.” In her drawings in the Wright Office, Greta Young shows body parts on a collision course with other anatomical detritus, highlighted by broadly brushed areas of color. These bits and pieces of struggling humanity are comic, but they also seem somewhat desperate and doomed.

BOB RICHARDSON