exhibition
Robert Aitchison, State of Emergency: Portraits from the Pandemic

Date
November 6 – December 12, 2021
Opening Reception
November 6, 2021
Artist
Robert Aitchison



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Robert Aitchison, State of Emergency: Portraits from the Pandemic

Robert Aitchison, State of Emergency: Portraits from the Pandemic

Robert Aitchison, State of Emergency: Portraits from the Pandemic

Robert Aitchison, State of Emergency: Portraits from the Pandemic

Robert Aitchison, State of Emergency: Portraits from the Pandemic

Robert Aitchison, State of Emergency: Portraits from the Pandemic



About the exhibition

Exhibition dates: November 6 - December 12, 2021
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 6, 4pm
Artist's Talk: Saturday, December 4, 4pm

Artist's Statement:

At the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic I began to draw and paint portraits of close friends. They evolved from rapid sketches I made while connecting with them on video platforms like Zoom, FaceTime, and WhatsApp.

The volatile circumstance of quarantining provoked me to explore the theme of yearning for connection and community. These works express the shifting movement and fractured viewpoints one experiences in the virtual spaces. 

The portraits move beyond resemblance to express the inner emotional and psychological landscapes of the people portrayed.