Faux virtual

Painting by Donald Groscost, in the "Defying Perceptions'' show at Heath Gaudio Fine Art, in New Canaan, Conn. March 5-April 9.

He creates big paintings that are "formal investigations of painterly abstraction and the process of image simulation'' in our Digital Age, says the gallery.

His paintings "deceivingly appear to be created by some form of virtual media, with a vibrancy of palette that only heightens the impression of a mechanically transmitted image.''