The artistic circle that included the late Northwest masters Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, and Kenneth Callahan included in its ranks a number of younger artists, and several of these painters are still active in and around town. Clayton James and Bill Cummings have both had a number of recent shows, but their contemporary Neil Meitzler, now residing in Walla Walla, has been absent from the Seattle scene for many years. His current show at the Martin-Zambito Gallery on Capital Hill is thus the first chance many will have to see his work. Meitzler, who years ago shared a Cascade retreat with Callahan, has long been known as a painter of imaginary mountain landscapes and falling water. The new work, while focusing on Meitzler’s traditional subject matter, experiments in intriguing ways with the shifting boundary between realism and abstraction. Here with our review is KUOW art critic, Gary Faigin.