Things I'm glad to have not missed, part 2
Next door to Birch Libralato at the Susan Hobbs Gallery, Shirley Wiitasalo shows a suite of new paintings that seem conjured from a half-remembered dream; while obviously abstract, the mind wrestles quietly to extract form from the delicate wash that the eye delivers. Wiitasalo's technique is something obliquely referred to as "transfer," which to me suggest a careful layering of material and colour to obscure, but not quite, the one that came before. The result is an engaging invitation to travel its depths, while remaining stuck on the surface, looking down. Until July 26.