Paul D'Agostino and Ioana Joa
January 24, 2014 to February 23, 2014
Small in scale yet huge in humanity, Ioana Joa's softly rendered oil paintings of at once individualized and anonymous townspeople conversing, convening and crossing paths in public, mostly outdoor settings—streets, plazas, courtyards, alleyways—are subtly naturalistic, pictorially neo-realist and fundamentally, albeit quietly, politicized.
Paul D'Agostino's paintings and drawings in a range of media are generally bound by narrative structures or linguistic matters. Stories, protagonists and settings thus factor frequently in his works, and the visualized forms of the latter are most often rendered as variably abstracted landscapes—sylvan or marine, rural or urban, mysterious or mundane.