Look a little closer at this painting by Miranda Parkes and you'll notice she's deftly cut some circles and then rotated them slightly to doctor the composition. This is such a sly manipulation that you're really not prepared for how she man-handles some of her painted canvases into objects both beautiful and alien. The image is from her current show at Jonathan Smart Gallery where the text, along with 5 images of her work acts as a primer about her oeuvre. And seeing those pieces first makes you really appreciate and enjoy the much bolder and brighter creations at Gallery 33. Whether she's familiar with the work of Steven Parrino or not really doesn't matter; she's definitely her own woman with a solid train of thought.
More about her and a delicious painting here and here.