Allan Gorman exhibit at SCCC

| 15 Feb 2012 | 11:27

NEWTON — The Art Gallery at Sussex County Community College (SCCC) is presenting an exhibition of new paintings by Allan Gorman from Jan. 23 through Feb. 24. The Montclair artist's most recent collection of paintings explores the intersection between abstraction and realism. In these works Gorman marvels at his subjects; familiar machine-age objects. Expanding on his last series of what seemed like portraits celebrating industrial objects, Gorman has now chosen to offer a closer, more abstract view. This change of perspective challenges viewers to go beyond the larger context and encourages focus on the precise details that Gorman finds so engaging. Carefully painted particulars of watch mechanisms, details of train or truck parts and heavy-duty machines allow the viewer to notice the intricacies of parts and spaces around and between - and how they combine to make up the larger whole. Gorman's work has been widely exhibited in the last few years, including at the 2012 Mid Atlantic Painting Exhibition in Fredericksburg, VA, and at the NJ State Museum in Trenton. He is represented by The Phoenix Gallery in NYC and by Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts in Binghamton, NY. The exhibition is in the Art Gallery, Building C, on SCCC's campus at 1 Spring St. in Newton. The public is invited to an opening reception for the artist on Friday, Jan. 27, from 6-8 p.m., in the gallery.