Envisioning Our Isolation
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.
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.
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.
Allan Gorman’s resume includes over 120 exhibition showings in museums, galleries and major art fairs. He was the recipient of a Fellowship for Painting from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and was awarded resident fellowships to Vermont Studio Center in 2011, 2014 and 2018. In 2016, he was selected for a fellowship residency by the ESKFF Foundation at Mana Contemporary. Gorman maintains a studio practice in Kearny, New Jersey.