The following paintings continue a series that I started around the time Covid-19 entered our lives. The work extends my meditation on the loneliness and melancholia brought about by the pandemic. The new paintings are inspired by the plays of shadows and light, and the emptiness we find in our profoundly changed environments.    …

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One really exciting event we looked forward to each fall was the annual Montclair Film Festival, now in its 10th year. But because of Corona restrictions we can no longer stand on long lines waiting to get into packed venues, looking for neighbors and friends to say hello to. But kudos to the bright and…

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On a recent photo excursion, I took some shots at an eerily empty professional soccer stadium, the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, home to the New York Red Bulls soccer club.  Empty, quiet, not a soul around. Ticket booths shuttered as no fans can attend any games during the pandemic. What a strange…

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After over 20 years of ownership changes, construction delays, and financial and legal challenges, the American Dream Mall was slated to open, finally, in March 2020, but then was forced to close temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One day, I decided to make a few photographs of this giant retail, sports and entertainment complex…

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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…

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