Envisioning Our Isolation

By Allan Gorman | August 18, 2020

Since the beginning of the year, I have been making a series of paintings that explore plays of light and shadow in empty spaces. Although it was completely intuitive, and a logical extension of some previous work, I feel the paintings evoke the poignancy of our forced solitary existence and the loneliness we all feel during the pandemic.  Doing these paintings keeps me focused and productive, and I believe they’re a true representation of me as an artist and a human living during these weird times.

“Empty Office with a Brick Wall,” oil on panel, 20″ x 16″ (2020)

 

“Shadows at Kearny Point,” oil on panel, 20″ x 16″ (2020)

 

“HighLine Stairs at 23rd Street” oil on panel, 18″ x 18″ (2020)

 

“Afternoon on Jerome Avenue,” oil on panel, 20″ x 16″ (2020)

number of the isolation paintings are in a solo show called Summer Reflections at the Beacon Art – Shortwave Gallery in Stone Harbor, N.J., through September 8.

“Five Steps,” oil on panel, 20″ x 16″ (2020)

Anumber of the isolation paintings are in a solo show called Summer Reflections at the Beacon Art-Shortwave Gallery in Stone Harbor, N.J., through September 8, 2020.

Share this blog post:
Posted in

Leave a Comment