In the rear gallery, SHFAP presents recent work by twenty-five year old painter Eleanor Ray. A recent graduate of the New York Studio School MFA program, this is her first solo exhibition in a New York gallery. Ray’s small paintings play with the tropes of painterly representation. Derived from photography and from life, they carry a force and luminosity that extends beyond their small scale. Her poetic depictions of snowy tennis courts and sparse interiors suggest space that is both intimate and expansive. Ray’s sensitive and sensual brushwork is exquisitely scaled to her pictures’ dimension. There is a voyeuristic, at times nostalgic, sensibility to her work – we feel as though we are peering out of a window or through a doorway into a place we already know.