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Storm Passing

Modern and Contemporary Art

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Storm Passing

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

April Gornik
American, born 1953

Date

1987

Medium

Oil on linen

Accession #

1993.16

Dimensions

74 x 92 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

April Gornik draws upon the nineteenth-century tradition of American landscape painting, which affirmed the idea of America as the “new Eden” at the very time when the land was being spanned by the railroads and transformed by the Industrial Revolution. Gornik once said, “The images have to do with my psychology and deal with the question of why we possess the world we possess. Landscape is my vocabulary for thinking about the world.” With “Storm Passing” the foreboding storm and tense, airless environment have ominous overtones that mirror emotional states and often reflect the images of her dreams and imagination.

Credit

Gift of Todd and Mary Kane

Image Copyright

© April Gornik