last chance: through April 21st 2012
DiMattio’s investigations into the hierarchies of painting have long dominated her work. Using the canvas as her de-facto stage, she creates intricately layered scenes where architecture, furnishings, and figures collide in a continually shifting plane. Her works are structured like post-modern quilts. Space and subject are carved out by juxtaposing different swatches of color, pattern, and form into a fragmented, but choreographed whole. No priority is given to one style of painting over another, and the artist moves freely between illusionism, figuration and abstraction with seeming abandon.