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Written by Elinore Schnurr

This blog is being created to further expand our online presence at a time when to visit a gallery has become prohibitive. That is not to say that art-on-line has much resemblance to the real thing; in fact, it is a poor substitute for the experience of an aesthetic object, but, for the moment, it will have to do. And I must also comment that I miss the festivities, the music and the wine, of our opening receptions. Some say that tech presentations are the wave of the future, it simplifies the commerce of art. But then, who’d be interested; there would be no presence there.

Do tell me what you think!

OF NOTE, there are several works that I’ve selected below that I feel reflect the confusion and threats of the present moment…the Pandemic and its social disruptions.

* I’ve presented the images with comments. The image most directly connected to the subject at hand is a work by J.F. Bautista entitled General Hospital, and I put his own quote below the image.

I hope you enjoy our new blog, and I wish you good health.




GENERAL HOSPITAL BY J.F. BAUTISTA

“U.S. sat idle with propensity to think of itself as being

truly exceptional, left it more unprepared than it needed to be.”


*I hear people expressing the fear of revolution and war, so I chose to present this very direct appeal for peace.:

DOVE THREE BY ANDREW WHEATLEY


*A fragmented life was expressed by reflections of the city outside her windows on the walls of her studio.

NIGHT STUDIO (OUTSIDE IN) BY VIOLET BAXTER

*And, finally, the works of two artists who chose to escape into their own dream worlds.

INTERLUDE 187 – ALL THE DREAMS YOU CAN’T REMEMBER BY EVAN BROWN

and

DAY DREAMING BY JENNIFER MERDJAN


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