Dalton Gata

Johanna Fateman, The New Yorker, February 1, 2020

A series of small, close-cropped paintings portray outré visages (some, supernaturally so), styled per the edgy look of luxury-good ads and magazine editorials. “You Know What I Mean” features a glaring New Romantic in velvet whose sunglasses suggest sharpened bat wings; “Elena” depicts a runway-ready version of Snow White’s enemy queen, her signature severe makeup offset by a mouthful of uneven teeth.