Artist Francesca DiMattio’s paintings are rooted in architectural structures and the still life, yet explode with movement due to the deconstruction and fragmentation of these otherwise familiar and stable objects. Scale is very important in a DiMattio painting, as the artist attempts to engulf the viewer within the imagery, furthering the illusion of space both through scale and through the flattening of the objects rendered. Open through next week is “Unhinged,” new paintings by the artist at LAXART in Los Angeles. For this exhibition, the artist continues explore these activated surfaces that now occupy a narrow gallery, literally consuming the space. DiMattio received her BFA from Cooper Union in 2003, and her MFA at Columbia University in 2005. Since graduation, the artist has completed exhibitions at Salon 94 in NYC, Frederick Snitzer in Miami, and Marvelli Gallery also in NYC.