Artist Kate Barrengos creates labor intensive paintings by applying and sanding layers of color. Her artwork invites the viewer to consider the range of hue and tactile diversity of her subjects – common fruits and vegetables. With a fine eye, she observes the smooth skins of apples and pears, the crisp stems of tomatoes, and the near weightlessness of shiitake mushrooms. Most of the paintings represent a single subject, but by exploring the subtle color variations of each fruit or vegetable, she reveals a rich depth of shades and tones within a single palette. The end result of each is a brilliant study of light, form and space.