Painting as Excavation

By Lydia Gralla / February 27, 2021

As a life-long artist,  most of my time has been spent in isolation; working alone in my studio is a necessity. So when Covid lockdown was first imposed it did not appear to have a significant impact on my day-to-day life. But after a few months I did sense a difference; I realized that my isolation…

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My Pandemic Art Journey

By Maria Poroy / February 25, 2021

In mid-March, we began to shelter in place, not knowing what to expect and most certainly not expecting the lockdown to last this long. When faced with uncertainty, I did as you’d expect and froze up like a deer in the headlights. Then I began to Marie Kondo my sock drawer, moving on to a…

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From Hero to Zero

By Kavin Mistry / February 23, 2021

It was the height of the pandemic, the hospital ICUs were filled with COVID-positive patients, respirators were in short supply, everyone was stuck at home due to the lockdown watching the daily death tolls rise, the Jacob Javits Center in NYC had been converted to a makeshift hospital, and Grubhub couldn’t keep up with the…

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On the Bridge of Sighs

By C. Peter Erickson / February 16, 2021

As an architect, I am interested in how people move through space. Essential to this perspective is the passage of time. COVID-19 has brought us to a “new normal” and even beyond. This is uncharted territory for the world. Yet we persist, as individual travelers through this world, in sometimes diverse and sometimes conflicting ways.…

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From the Heart

By Maria Poroy / February 13, 2021

I started the heart series before the pandemic with no goal other than making something beautiful and decorative. The series was an experiment in form and color. But as the pandemic began, the hearts took on new meaning.  They became a conduit for expressing my own inner turmoils. And they became a way of connecting…

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The Pandemic and My Work

By Rolf Abendroth / February 12, 2021

I perceive the pandemic as a diffuse threat and a restriction on many opportunities for action and encounter in my life. Only one thing remains unrestricted: my work in the shelter of my studio. Here I feel free and safe.   Layers and blurring of colors and contrasts between light and dark open up the…

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Spiraling: Life in a Pandemic

By Tonya Brami / February 11, 2021

So many thoughts and emotions around COVID-19.  I had to paint it out—this emotional tempest in my mind. Our lives literally spiraling out of our control, our privileged lives restricted.     The spiral, bottom left, literally 2020 spiraling out of control. Collaged fragments of topographic maps from places we didn’t travel. A stylized COVID…

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Envisioning our Isolation II

By Allan Gorman / February 10, 2021

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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Limbs

By Nakia Young / February 5, 2021

“Limbs” is a series created during the pandemic year of 2020 that I have continued into 2021 to express my lingering questions about a new beginning. Many times, I have said to myself, “When will this pandemic be over? Will it really be over even when we can be around others with no mask and…

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Scorched Earth

By Linde Caughey / February 3, 2021

Scorched Earth is about the fires in California that have increased in number and size year after year as our climate continues to be compromised. In the year 2020, I began to see scorched earth destruction everywhere…thousands of preventable covid 19 deaths…continued racial horror… and outright attempted destruction of our Democracy. This was scorched earth…

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