Fischbach Gallery, Local Produce, June, 2013

Daisy Craddock’s subtle diptychs defy a first glance. What appear to be abstract blocks of color become, on further inspection, a close-focused realism. The left side of each pair depicts the skin of a specific fruit or vegetable, while the right portion depicts the flesh. Craddock’s work displays a modulated and detailed complexity, created from layers of scumbled and burnished oil pastel. The palette ranges from “Granny Smith” with vibrant green of the skin mirrored by grey-green flesh, to “Plum” in which a purple skin balances a soft red flesh.

— Andrea Kirsh, 2007