quote [Inspired by a View-Master and “pop-up” books as a child, Thomas Allen became used thrift store books and pulp fiction paperbacks to recreate these 3D experiences. Allen gently cuts around the shape of his figures and brings them to life by using detailed lighting and a thin focus. Pulled and positioned, their intended drama comes to life. In his latest body of work, Allen tells stories of love and desire, voyeurism, homoeroticism, and unrequited love. Catch up with his pin-ups and lusty guys at the Foley Gallery until March 3].