Monterey’s Museum of Modern Art is now showcasing artist Pam Carroll and her ‘fool the eye’ or trompe l’oeill painting technique. Whether painting lemons, seashells or portraits, her realistic approach is rigorous, as she carefully translates each feature of her subject, rendering it with painstaking accuracy. Let her paintings tantalizingly pull you into a world of illusion, where the distinction between the tangible world and its more beguiling reflection is uncannily blurred. The show will be open through March 21st.
Celebrating the rich artistic heritage of Central California, the Monterey Museum of Art offers exceptional collections of early California painting, photography, and contemporary art in two unique historic settings. The Museum has significant collections of work by Armin Hansen, William Ritschel, Ansel Adams, and Edward Weston. Collections are supplemented by year-round exhibitions, lectures, classes, symposia, and travel opportunities. Whether you’re viewing the galleries at MMA Pacific Street or strolling through the gardens at MMA La Mirada, there’s always something new and wonderful to see. For more about MMA, please visit www.montereyart.org.