There Goes the Neighborhood
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” is on view at The Gallery at Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA through October 31, 2020.
Copyright © 2020 C.J. Lori
C.J. Lori is an oil painter living in Brookline, Massachusetts. Her work reflects her interest in literature, anthropology and psychology, as well as an abiding fascination with the natural world. She has exhibited in solo and group shows throughout New England, and in New York and Chicago, including the Danforth Museum in OFF THE WALL, and Figure, Fantasy and Illusion, Selections from the Arthur S. Goldberg Collection. She won first prize in Paint!, a national exhibition at the South Shore Arts Center. Ms. Lori is represented by 13 Forest Gallery in Arlington, Massachusetts and Array Contemporary in Boston.