Tales of New York City


Philadelphia artist Joe Naujokas, has a show, “Views of Views – Empire Manhattan,” in New York at Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, 41 E. 57th Street, up until July 9 (shown “Midtown Construction Paper,” oil on birch, 15″ x 45″). Joe, by the way, is an FoB (Friend of the Blog), i.e. a contributor.

Mario Naves in the New York Observer wrote about Joe’s work in the show catalog: “This type of intricately contrived imagery has as its antecedent the trompe l’oeil paintings of 19th century American artists…except that Mr. Naujokas isn’t out to fool the eye, he’s out to keep it hustling.”