In which our art critics highlight their favorite works on view at Artomatic

Valeria Caflisch seems to have two things going within her work on the seventh floor. The first is a classically trained approach to representational painting that is, if nothing else, Baroque: dark, and highly varnished. These works are appealing, and starkly contrast the evidence of her process that she’s hung on the walls. There, we find the subjects of her paintings (ice cream scoop, whisk, garlic press) and an example of its use, of what it can produce or reduce. The ice cream scoop carves away foam, a cheese grater reduces a piece of wax. Each process is displayed in steps that are methodically designed, and their physical presence is more intriguing than a photo of the tool in use. It’s a clever reintroduction to these otherwise common objects.