Rebekah Callaghan’s paintings begin from observation but take their shape in between her periods of looking. Shadows mingle with petals, colors chase shifting light, and the present moment becomes her subject. With most of today’s interactions reduced to handheld devices, her paintings offer handmade passages: surfaces engage with senses of touch beyond that of tapping a screen – creating conduits that feel organic and personal. Her paintings are descriptive but not explicit, embracing earnestness while longing for the air of an endless horizon. Preserving luminosity is important because light is hopeful and radiates joy. There is casualness inherent in everyday subject matter but she seeks to unearth its disorder, spontaneity, and surprise. She explores the familiar to elicit the unexpected, always en route to reconcile a well-known yet confounding mystery.