By T.J.McNamara, The NZ Herald, 20th July 2008, pB10
The work of Sam Foley at Whitespace focuses on one kind of realistic image and the projection is something added experimentally.
His technically brilliant works show paths through the beech forests of the South Island. The paths have a slight sense of symbolism as he paints the dappled light through the trees and the patterns of the trunks reaching upward.
The paintings are of an impressive size and the handling of paint is a virtuoso performance. In a work in the window, the pattern of leaves give a real sense of delight in the act of painting.