Laura Karetzky’s Ratio: Poems is a continuation of her “embedded” series, analyzing the digital channels through which information travels and the exchange between multiple points of engagement. Karetzky has a particular fascination with the iPhone, which has become integral to the dynamics of society’s interactions and is largely responsible for changing the landscape of communication. The paintings explore the recursive portrait that occurs in a virtual transaction, like a FaceTime call, and probes the space between relationships as we struggle to stay connected. Navigating a convergence of spaces across several vantage points, she searches for the intersection where a broader sense of identity emerges. The crux of her investigation is in the nature of the embedded window, which serves as a portal for information transference, and in effect, transforms each painting into a diptych.