Certain images may inspire us to wonder, to ponder, to dream. They beckon and yet remain circumspect, reluctant to yield their secrets. Such are the images shown here. They are not so easily characterized. Figurative, richly colored, highly finished, sharply detailed; all of this they may be, but what they portray is perhaps more difficult to determine. There is often an imposing aura of fantasy about these scenes and figures, a peculiar sort of realism defying time and place. But even those which seem at first to depict the ordinary may become more enigmatic upon closer inspection. Whether by chance or by design, these images transcend reality in a unique and provocative way and reward our patient scrutiny.
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