There Goes the Neighborhood

By C.J. Lori | August 12, 2020

I began “Twilight Flight” before the pandemic. It was only the evening sky with a dark wedge across the middle. It sat in my studio for months. On paper, I sketched a scene with several houses, a road and oversized trees on a chunk of land floating away. When the lockdown came, I painted my scene, leaving out all the houses but one to mark our isolation from even our closest neighbors. The dwindling light and limited palette reflect our uncertainty and constraints while we work to imagine our new futures.


“Twilight Flight,” oil on canvas, 30″ x 30″ 2020


“Twilight Flight” is on view at The Gallery at Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA through October 31, 2020.

Copyright © 2020 C.J. Lori
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  1. John Rogers on September 1, 2020 at 8:48 am


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