Gilbert Gorski: Into the Woods

Gilbert Gorski’s Solo Exhibition: Into the Woods is now open! We will be hosting an opening reception this evening from 6-8:30 pm and Gil Gorski will be in attendance. The exhibit consists of over 25 new pointillist landscapes. Gorski “encapsulates the tranquil atmosphere of the natural world through his acclaimed, labor-intensive approach to mark-making and detail work,” says our former gallery intern Dominick Cocozza.

Gorski is best known for utilizing the Neo-Impressionist technique, Pointillism, coined by artists George Seurat and Paul Signac in 1886. Essentially, it’s a painting technique that utilizes small distinct dots of various colors to create a final image. Click here for a more in-depth look at Pointillism.

Symphonia 16 x 72, oil on linen

Another element of Gorski’s style is his use of unique and non-traditional painting sizes. He creates a lot of long form landscapes that measure anywhere from 8 inches high and up to 72 inches wide. These paintings provide a rare panoramic look at the fantastical woods of rural Pennsylvania.

Sunrise Fanfare 8 x 48, oil on linen

“A few years ago, I came upon some books which confirm that trees, particularly in wooded settings, communicate with one another through root systems and fungus. I spend a lot of time walking in the woods as a living, thinking, interconnected system, perhaps not unlike the human mind. Most of the work in this show investigates that perception-that not unlike the mind, woods are self-contained interiors, while at the same time, infinite in scale and complexity.”

Gilbert Gorski
Staccati 32 x 32, oil on linen
Balladi 14 x 16, oil on linen
Eleganzia 14 x 18, oil on linen

Into the Woods will be on display through October 4th. Click here to view the entire exhibition online. If you’re on a mobile device, click here. You can also access the Issuu catalog below.

Fall/Winter 2022 at Principle Gallery Alexandria

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