Allan Gorman, Blue Button, Oil on Panel, 18" x 18", 2012
“I look for interesting shapes to explore form, composition, color, texture and emotion. And, although the subject matter demands to be rendered with an increasing degree of precision, my goal is not so much to faithfully replicate objects as it is to distill what I’ve seen into visual stories that resonate and stir memories. I'm looking to abstract, and present a powerful design - whether the viewer chooses to interpret them as representational paintings or not.”Gorman's work is joined by that of K. Henderson, Carl Holzman and Roland Kulla in an exhibition that is sure to impress viewers through technical excitation and unique compositional presentation. It's worth a visit...
Hyperreal will be presented at Gallery 180 of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago through February 28, 2013 with previews beginning on Monday, January 14th. An Opening Reception will take place on Friday, January 18 from 5:30-7:30 pm. All works are available for purchase. Gallery 180 is located at 180 N. Wabash—at the corner of Lake and Wabash—in Chicago’s Loop. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 8am-8pm, Friday 8am-5:30pm and Saturday 9am-5pm. Additional information can be found at gallery180.com
Brooklyn-born, Allan Gorman (1947) is a self-taught painter who brings his strengths as an internationally decorated graphic designer to artworks that certainly reflect his own unique and distinctive brand. Soaring chrome exhaust pipes set on a stark blue sky, mirrors that reflect the geometries of industry, a macro trip inside clockworks – hard angles, strong colors and carefully thought through compositions permeate his work which has been seen in dozens of gallery and museum shows and private collections in both the US and Europe. In 2011, Gorman was awarded a resident fellowship to Vermont Studio Center, and work has been featured in International New Painting Annual 2, America Art Collector, Transportation Today and Poets & Artists Magazine. Gorman currently resides in Montclair, NJ.