"Paintings of the New Landscape" at the pretty Laguna College of Art and Design, nestled into Laguna Canyon, is a small exhibit curated by Laguna gallerist Peter Blake (who is in fact talking to me again). But there's a sweetness to it that has nothing to do with either its style or its subject matter. Instead, each of the six painters showing has two works, and in each of those pairs, bar one, the works complement each other in style and echo each other in composition, even though the subject matter of each pair usually has nothing to do with each other. It's almost as though each painting has a... More >>>