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Carla Fache

Miami New Times, January 20, 2005 (read there)

Many painters support themselves by making abstractions that suggest landscape and which split the rectangle into several horizontal bands. Fache's examples of this genre use high-key reds, oranges, and blues. A canny deployment of neutrals would help them, but would that impede sales to local sunburned sensibilities? The gallery is also displaying the paintings of Ricard Calanchini, who is doing surrealist riffs on still lifes, interiors, and architecture, weightless and floating into one another, using a paint application that looks pleasant but lacks verve. Fabia Nitti's brightly painted geometric metal constructions seem destined for an office park somewhere. High aesthetic adventure clearly doesn't call to everyone.

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