Allan Gorman: Structural Conversations

Marité & Joe Robinson Strolling Gallery II
January 27–March, 2024
Opening Reception: February 24, 2–4 PM
Allan Gorman, Shadows at 271, 2023 Oil on panel 36 x 30 inches

Shadows at 271, 2023, Oil on panel, 36 x 30 in.

Artist’s Statement:

Structural Conversations is an exploration of the dialogues between light and tonal values that Gorman sees on surfaces and in spaces. Since committing to full-time art, Gorman has sought out startling and unusual compositions in urban and industrial landscapes. Using his camera as a sketch tool, Gorman manipulates reference photographs and transforms his memories and impressions to make realistic and interesting paintings. The bulk of the works in this exhibit represent these efforts. More recently, Gorman began a journey down a more abstract path with a series entitled, “Imperfect Explorations of Imaginary Spaces” exploring where artwork informed only by his imagination might lead.

Artist’s Bio
Allan Gorman’s art has been exhibited in numerous art museums, galleries, and venues throughout the United States and Europe. Gorman’s work is included in LUSTER, a seventeen-venue exhibition currently traveling to museums throughout the United States, including the Museum of Arts & Sciences in Daytona Beach, Florida, the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia, and the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Galeria Artelibre presented Gorman’s work in its exhibition 20 Years in 20 x 20 at the European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona, Spain and Palazzo Einaudi Palace in Chiavasso, Italy, among other venues. Gorman was chosen to participate in the Hyp’Art Project, a comprehensive, worldwide survey of photorealistic artists with a major exhibition and commemorative book set to debut in Nice, France in 2025. Gorman is a two-time recipient of The New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship for Painting. He also received the John Collins Award for Oil Painting and the Salmagundi Award from the American Artist’s Professional League. He was selected as one of the 100 Grandmasters of Realist Art by Salon Des Beaux Arts. He was an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center and The Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation at Mana Contemporary. His work is included in several museum, corporate, and private collections.