Lynda Ray is …creating the perception of dimension on a flat plane. First there is the herringbone pattern that makes what appears to be an accordion-fold painting. Then there are the linear geometric shapes that dance vertiginously above the peaks
of the folds. Ray heightens the illusion… that you have to look twice to understand that what you think you see is not really what you see at all. Each painting in her oeuvre provides multiple illusionistic surprises.
Joanne Mattera, quote from Depth Perception catalogue for exhibition at the Cape cod Museum of Art. http://www.ccmoa.org
May 11- June 4 2017
Also distinct — though still geometric — are the encaustic works by Lynda Ray, who takes rectilinear shapes but conveys them with unexpected painterly flourishes.
MICHAEL PAGLIA | MAY 20, 2015