Rachael Gorchov - Concavity

June 18 – August 1, 2020

gorchov j 4 drawing

Rachael Gorchov
J IV, 2020
Charcoal on paper
24 x 18 in. / 61 x 45.7 cm.

Rachael Gorchov Acrylic on ceramic wall sculpture

Rachael Gorchov
Stadttempel, Wien with the Philip and
Muriel Berman Sculpture Park, 2018
Acrylic on ceramic with vinyl
25 x 32 x 6 in. / 63.5 x 81.3 x 15.2 cm.

Gorchov deail view of Stadttempel painting
rachael gorchov installation
Gorchov untitled A mixed media

Rachael Gorchov
Untitled (A), 2020
Acrylic paint on plaster
27 x 18 x 1/2 in. / 69 x 45.7 x 1.3 cm.

gorchov exhibition main wall installation
Rachael Gorchov Cloud Chair sculpture

Rachael Gorchov
Cloud Chair, NCC with I. Noguchi, 2019
Mixed media
44 1/2 x 38 1/2 x 22 1/2 in. / 113 x 97.8 x 57.6 cm.

Gorchov Cloud Chair detail view
Gorchov Plymouth Meeting Mall painting

Rachael Gorchov
Plymouth Meeting Mall fountain with
Lehigh Valley Hospital Utility Transformer, 2018
Acrylic on ceramic with digital print vinyl
30 x 33 x 6 in. / 76.2 x 83.8 x 15.2 cm.

Gorchov Plymouth Meeting Mall painting detail image

Rachael Gorchov
VI, 2020
Charcoal on paper
24 x 18 in. / 61 x 45.7 cm.

gorchov s 4 drawing

Rachael Gorchov
S IV, 2020
Charcoal on paper
24 x 18 in. / 61 x 45.7 cm.

Gorchov Studio View

rachael gorchov concavity exhibition installation
rachael gorchov painting and drawing installation
gorchov m 1 drawing

Rachael Gorchov
M I, 2020
Charcoal on paper
24 x 18 in. / 61 x 45.7 cm.

Gorchov Untitled E

Rachael Gorchov
Untitled (E), 2020
Arylic on plaster
8 x 18 1/2 x 1/2 in. / 20.3 x 47 x 1.3 cm.

gorchov studio view

Gorchov Studio view

Gorchov Balustrade, Bandelier painting

Rachael Gorchov
Balustrade, Bandelier National Monument with
Column, Hanging Church - Cairo, 2020
Mixed media
44 inches diameter x 22 1/2 in. / 111.8 diameter x 57.2 cm.

Gorchov Balustrade painting side view
Gorchov Sarcophagus Toes painting

Rachael Gorchov
Sarcophagus Toes, the Cloisters, 2019
Acrylic on ceramic
12 x 12 x 1 in. / 30.5 x 30.5 x 2.5 cm.

Gorchov drawings and paintings installation
gorchov drawing d 2

Rachael Gorchov
D II, 2020
Charcoal on paper
24 x 18 in. / 61 x 45.7 cm.

gorchov drawing c 3

Rachael Gorchov
C III, 2020
Charcoal on paper
24 x 18 in. / 61 x 45.7 cm.

Gorchov Drawing A-III

Rachael Gorchov
A III, 2020
Charcoal on paper
24 x 18 in. / 61 x 45.7 cm.

gorchov m 2 drawing

Rachael Gorchov
M II, 2020
Charcoal on paper
24 x 18 in. / 61 x 45.7 cm.

Rachael Gorchov Untitled C

Rachael Gorchov
Untitled (C), 2020
Acrylic on plaster
19 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 1/2 in. / 49.5 x 32 x 1.3 cm.

cocavity exhibition installation
gorchov drawing b 1

Rachael Gorchov
B I, 2020
Charcoal on paper
24 x 18 in. / 61 x 45.7 cm.

gorchov drawing c 2

Rachael Gorchov
C II, 2020
Charcoal on paper
24 x 18 in. / 61 x 45.7 cm.

gorchov p 1 drawing

Rachael Gorchov
P I, 2020
Charcoal on paper
24 x 18 in. / 61 x 45.7 cm.

gorchov s 5 drawing

Rachael Gorchov
S V, 2020
Charcoal on paper
24 x 18 in. / 61 x 45.7 cm.

gorchov j 2 drawing

Rachael Gorchov
J II, 2020
Charcoal on paper
24 x 18 in. / 61 x 45.7 cm.

Gorchov Untitled B

Rachael Gorchov
Untitled (B), 2020
Acrylic on plaster
11 1/2 x 19 x 1/2 in. / 29.2 x 48.3 x 1.3 cm.

gorchov s 1 drawing

Rachael Gorchov
S I, 2020
Charcoal on paper
24 x 18 in. / 61 x 45.7 cm.

gorchov s 2 drawing

Rachael Gorchov
S II, 2020
Charcoal on paper
24 x 18 in. / 61 x 45.7 cm.

concavity exhibition corner installation
Rachael Gorchov paint on ceramic wall sculpture

Rachael Gorchov
Lamp Post, The Rockaways with Plaster
Sculpture, NCC, 2019
Acrylic on ceramic with vinyl
23 x 26 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. / 58.4 x 67.3 x 14 cm.

Gorchov LampPost detail
Gorchov Tondo Marble Cemetery painting

Rachael Gorchov
Marble Cemetery, EV, 2019
Acrylic on ceramic
10 x 10 x 1/2 in. / 25.4 x 25.4 x 1.3 cm.

gorchov drawing t 2

Rachael Gorchov
T II, 2020
Charcoal on paper
24 x 18 in. / 61 x 45.7 cm.

Rachael Gorchov Untitled D

Rachael Gorchov
Untitled (D), 2020
Acrylic on plaster
42 1/4 x 21 x 1/2 in. / 107.3 x 53.3 x 1.3 cm.

Gorchov A-5 drawing

Rachael Gorchov
A - V, 2020
Charcoal on paper
24 x 18 in. / 61 x 45.7 cm.

gorchov t 1 drawing

Rachael Gorchov
T I, 2020
Charcoal on paper
24 x 18 in. / 61 x 45.7 cm.

gorchov exhibition elevator installation
rachael gorchov concavity room installation
gorchov j 6 drawing

Rachael Gorchov
J VI, 2020
Charcoal on paper
24 x 18 in. / 61 x 45.7 cm.

gorchov l 1 drawing

Rachael Gorchov
L I, 2020
Charcoal on paper
24 x 18 in. / 61 x 45.7 cm.

Gorchov Plaster floor sculpture

Rachael Gorchov
Plaster Sculpture, NCC with
Carpet, Angelika, NYC, 2020
Mixed media

Gorchov Plaster Sculpture detail
Gorchov Obelisk tondo sculpture

Rachael Gochov
Obelisk, NCC Main with Chevrons, Koreatown, 2019
Acrylic on ceramic
12 x 12 x 1 in. / 30.5 x 30.5 x 2.5 cm.

drawings in gorchov studio

Gorchov Studio View

Gorchov Queens Museum tondo

Rachael Gorchov
Tile, Queens Museum with CBS (after Mom's painting), 2019
Acrylic on ceramic
8 x 8 x 1/2 in. / 20.3 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm.

Gorchov Column Tondo

Rachael Gorchov
Column, Upper West Side, NYC, 2019
Acrylic on ceramic
6 x 6 x 1 in. / 15.2 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm.

Gorchov Mummified Cat painting

Rachael Gorchov
Mummified Cat, Egyptian Museum with
Tufted Buttons, Pennsylvania, 2020
Acrylic on ceramic with vinyl
23 x 26 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. / 58.4 x 67.3 x 14 cm.

Gorchov Mummified Cat painting viewed from side
Gorchov detail view of Mummified Cat painting edge
Gorchov Longwood Gardens floor sculpture

Rachael Gorchov
Longwood Gardens Boxwood with Lehigh Vally
Hospital Staircase, 2018
Mixed media
15 x 26 x 60 in. / 38.1 x 66 x 152.4 cm.

Gorchov Longwood Gardens sculpture detail
gorchov drawing d 1

Rachael Gorchov
D I, 2020
Charcoal on paper
24 x 18 in. / 61 x 45.7 cm.

Gorchov Chevron Chair tondo sculpture

Rachael Gorchov
Chevron Chair with Forced Perspective Door, Bay Ridge, 2019
Acrylic on ceramic
12 x 12 x 1 in. / 30.5 x 30.5 x 2.5 cm.

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Rachael Gorchov: Concavity

June 18 - August 1, 2020


In March of 2020, the Covid pandemic forced our gallery to close on the eve of Rachael Gorchov’s solo exhibition Concave. In the ensuing months, the gallery sat devoid of people yet full of beautiful artwork nobody was allowed to see, and Gorchov self-quarantined at home. Teaching virtually, conversing with friends over Zoom, eventually she was able to start making work again in this strange new environment. The gallery has decided that an exhibition locked away from the public is a deprivation to both artist and the art community at large. Therefore, we have decided to reformat and restart Rachael Gorchov’s exhibition in a new, correlative exhibit: Concavity. As the gallery slowly reopens, Concavity recombines elements of Gorchov’s previous show with work that has been made during, and in response to, the ongoing crises in the world today.
 

Previously, in Concave, Gorchov’s presentation was based around her series of three-dimensional objects that are both abstract and representational, existing somewhere between painting and sculpture. Vibrantly colored patterns adorn these irregular concave shapes, inside which the artist embeds additional visual elements. There is an autobiographical aspect to the images that Gorchov depicts, which are based on the artist’s notebook drawings. Some are architectural details made during a 2017 trip to Vienna, visiting the sites where over 30 synagogues used to stand before their destruction in the Nazi era. Some are art-historical details of artifacts made during an academic trip to the sites and museums of Egypt. Some drawings record the artworks her own art students make. Others are depictions of the hospital Gorchov explored while her late stepfather battled cancer. 
 

This notion of the very personal combined with an artist’s aesthetic experimentation within structures is furthered in the exhibition’s reincarnation. Here, new aspects and approaches compliment the earlier works, building up and unfolding a sense of before and now, and cataloging in real time an artist’s responses. Two differences are clear in the new work. Gorchov’s painted forms are now flattened, collaged structures, reflecting the limited immediacy of the recent period. They still exude brilliant colors and patterns, in much the same way as the paper paintings that are the basis of the vinyl sticker “shadows” of the concave works. These forms, however, manifest their frontality.  They can also be seen as physical bridges and compliments to Gorchov’s new drawings, which represent a rare glimpse into another aspect of her work: portraiture. These charcoal drawings are based on screen-captures of numerous recent internet video meetings and conversations with other artists, family and friends. The portraits are intimate and unguarded; they are not poses, but brief moments of conversation and connection. They speak to the natural desire to break out of isolation, to remain connected and inspired.

This sense of raw, emotional comfort compliments the earlier concave works, which allow visitors to become embraced by the form. From afar, they are colorful enigmas. As one approaches them, and is enveloped by them, they are in some ways protected by them. As Rachael Gorchov continued to make the new works in her home studio, many cities in America suddenly burst open with the urgent protests promoting the racial justice movement, something both this artist and gallery strongly believe in. In this evolving context, the portraits can also be seen as testament to the variety and diversity of our modern world, and the interconnectivity of all colors and genders and orientations. What had started as an artistic struggle to maintain hope in a time of isolation can also stand as a contribution to strengthening our collective equanimity.



- A Note on NYC Reopening Plans:

We are currently in Phase 2 of the New York Forward reopening plan. 

The gallery is now open to the public, and we have restarted normal gallery hours of operation (Tuesday - Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM). The public is allowed to view our exhibition, we will maintain and enforce all local mandates regarding the use of face masks, social distancing and regular facility cleaning. For appointments and other inquiries we highly recommend that you reserve a time slot for your gallery visit - Click Here To Reserve A Time Slot