It’s hard to put a time stamp onto Jonathan Gardner’s ladies at leisure. They occupy flat interiors that reference Matisse, their expressionless faces remind of Fernand Leger, their improbable body proportions and distorted limbs come via Surrealism, and yet there is something oddly contemporary about them. Neither hair styles, clothes nor their languid presence give a hint. The answer lies in Gardner’s expertly balanced background compositions. His innovative use of patterns and fresh use of color place these women squarely into the present. Ultimately, they could easily be latte-sipping uber-hipsters having a day off from their punishing twenty-four-hour tech jobs. At Casey Kaplan through October 22.