Gallery & Studio 7
by Ed McCormack.
February / March 2006

Indeed, few contemporary realists can suggest so much human aspiration with spidery black fire escapes or haphazard posters on the fence around a construction site or converging on a busy intersection under colorful canvas shop awnings in "Canal Street". "Yet for all their bustling immediacy and their unmistakably contemporary t-shirts and jeans, these figures are classically composed; while each possesses a sense of individuality. It is just this ability to imbue the fleeting moment with a sense of timelessness that makes New York an eternal city, akin to the Venice of Canaletto or the Paris of Utrillo, in the paintings of Roger Bole."