I recently attended Ex-pose, an exibition at the Laguna Art Museum centered around the work of contemporary sculptor and painter Allison Schulnik. What struck me the most about Schulnik’s work was the elaborate detail and time taken to each piece. Her paintings are done with heavy coats of paint- the curator at the front desk told me Schulnik does it one layer at a time and let’s it dry. Having worked with the long dry times of oil before, I can understand that this process would be incredibly painstaking and time consuming. When you walk into the gallery, the smell of oils hits you like a cargo train and every painting has paint layered several inches thick on massive canvases. Just WOW.