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A select exhibition in a private gallery
At 80, David Hockney has found a new way to see. The artist’s current show, arriving on the heels of a major museum retrospective, caps a years-long personal bid to break free of a visual convention that has anchored figurative representation since the Renaissance. In the 17 paintings on display, many hexagonal in shape, the master of candy-colored California poolside idylls employs “reverse perspective,” meaning instead of choosing a single vanishing point in the distance, he has simulated the experience of a viewer scanning the entire scene. The effect can be disorienting, but amusing too. Especially when Hockney applies his method to reinterpreting such quattrocento masterpieces as Fra Angelico’s The Annunciation. At Pace Gallery, 508-510 W. 25th St., New York City, (212) 421-3292. Prices upon request.