First Impressions at Folsom City Art Center Gallery, June, 2007
HORNOR's recent art demonstrates a partnership of craftsmanship, traditional representaion and imaginative surrealism as though they are conspiring from out of this world. As usual he employs digital photography, yet in his latest works, a more traditional approach is evident. These [artworks] are just what they seem at first glance. They still take on more meaningful issues upon closer analysis, contemplation of found objects in a surreal context." Some details in each work become visible only in high resolution display at close viewing."
Ric's "unrealism" or "Wide Eyed Panos," take on the appearance of an expanded reality, coming full circle through "Other Worlds." By using panoramas of natural landscapes, clouds and found, (smaller) objects, inserting, juxtaposing and mixing those elements together, he creates new, unreal but strange believable worlds from many real parts, smoothing these combinations with painterly mastery. D.R.