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Look into Roy Dowell’s paintings long enough, and what you see begins to change

Sometimes, he paints thousands of tiny dots to form screen-like sections that let you see things while seeing through them. At other times, he paints over previous sections, leaving only their textures visible, like ghostly memories or buried histories. At still others, he paints the silhouettes of gears, pendants, goblets and other objects, not to give them volume and substance but to turn them into windows that open onto other spaces, other worlds, other realities.