Nicole Wittenberg in Modern Painters

"These paintings of people, bedrooms, and ballrooms stand in sharp contrast to the speed of modernity, pausing as the moment passes. Wittenberg's haunting interiors are vacant yet assert a ghostly presence. Furniture is ambiguously arranged, leaving viewers unsure as to whether they've arrived to early or too late to the party. Portraits of friends are painted from Skype in real time, their faces not fully formed, and capture the fluctuating identities of youth."

-Alex Allenchey