Eddy Radar

The built environment goes abstract in Eddy Radar’s acrylic-on-canvas paintings displayed in Manmade Landscapes. A runway, perhaps in Frankfurt or San Francisco, is translated into line and color. Primary yellow directionals mark the tarmac with sweeping rings, while an airplane tail casts army-green shadows. The view is from the plane itself, as these images are reconfigurations of photos Radar took during her travels. The colors are flat and often muted (with lots of grays and greens); though there’s some perspective in these works, everything seems squished into two dimensions. Elsewhere, a golf course vista becomes a clean, minimal, unpopulated green expanse. And the close-up of a baseball field is so reduced to its essential geometry that none but a die-hard fan would recognize it as such. With Maria Frati’s nature-inspired prints in the upstairs gallery. ADRIANA GRANT

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-5 p.m.; Thu., Aug. 6, 6 p.m. Starts: Aug. 5. Continues through Aug. 29, 2009

 
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