Mason writes: "Like Struth's photographs of patrons in the Louvre, the Accademia, and the Vatican, Gamarra takes painted snapshots of passersby in a place comparable to a house of worship. She elevates this sensation by illuminating the blurred artworks from above, with the backs of viewers seen at close range; the viewer is anonymous, the artwork is lit from the high ceilings above. Ultimately, she suggests a growing separation between the artworks and those who flock to see them."
John Yau reviews Kurt Knobelsdorf, Postcard from Florida at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects. Yau writes: "Although the paintings are based on observation, the light is not naturalistic, but juiced up—a thick surface can smolder or glow, even in the evening, when a woman in a nightgown, standing on a couch in her living room, stares into space and sees the air... Knobelsdorf has raised genre painting to another level, which is what makes his work riveting."
Edited by artist Brett Baker, Painters' Table highlights writing from the painting blogosphere as it is published and serves as a platform for exploring blogs that focus primarily on the subject of painting.