- The regional artists Hodges prefers tend to excel in surreal and hyper-real figurative works. Often her artists combine painting with sculpture (although painting usually is the focus), as Robert McCauley does by placing his odd Victorian animal portraits behind unrelated pieces of junk. Depending on your tolerance for this kind of thing, it's either delightful or irritating--or both. Environmental issues are a prevailing theme, and each artist portrays his or her point of view differently.
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