Despite their richly observed detail and careful compositions, Hope Gangloff’s portraits display a kind of effortlessness. Like a writer who crafts a great story without a dazzling style, Gangloff paints a quiet quasi-realism, capturing the moods of her subjects—friends, typically—by emphasizing line, gesture, and facial expression. If that sounds like drawing, it largely is: The artist earned her stripes as an illustrator. Past efforts, in fact, have verged on the fashion layout (glamorous nudity), but the large, bright works in this exhibit demonstrate her skills in making ordinary... More >>>