Better late than never! One of the shows we meant to mention in our Best of 2018 list, and one you can still see, is the the beautiful portrait works by Jocelyn Hobbie now on view through January 5th at Fredericks & Freiser in NYC. With her exquisite use of patterns, color and stoic and intimate portrait forms, Hobbie's subjects feel like they are floating over reality into a colorful, dreamlike ethereal world.

 From the gallery: "For this exhibition, Hobbie will present paintings on canvas and paper completed over the last two years. Echoing styles as divergent as the expressive figuration of New Objectivity and the layered patterning of Ukiyo-e, Hobbie hones a formal inventiveness in which neoclassical figures with pensive expressions are depicted amid bold patterning and vivid floral settings. Her heightened naturalism and enhanced degree of saturated color reveal an uneasy relationship to realism and firmly root these striking paintings in the age of post abstraction."