By John Thomason
By Benjy Caplan
By Artburst Miami
By Carlos Suarez De Jesus
By Daniel Reskin
The Ecuadorian artist, who snagged a CiFo Commission Award, has created more than 100 small acrylic-on-wood paintings that are gorgeous and atmospheric and offer a parallel view of the world.
He selected five paths in remote sections of his homeland and documented them "photographically" using Google Earth.
He then visited the desolate areas and photographed them from a traveler's perspective. Cardoso used the aerial and ground shots as a springboard from reality, painting the images identically enough to confuse.
The postcard- and paperback-book-size paintings are displayed floor-to-ceiling on the gallery walls; the satellite images contrast starkly with the artist's on-location portrayals of the sticks.
Cardoso's opus deserves pride of place here, but some viewers will find CiFo's more transgressive offerings more difficult to shake off after the show.