Laura Owens' Hand-Painted Op
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|Small detail of an untitled 2013 Laura Owens painting|
In contemporary (and 1944 MGM) terms, Owens is gaslighting us. To put that another way: Owens is painting trompe l'oeil illusions of what her viewers think her paintings are.
|M.C. Escher, Puddle, 1952|