Rachael Gorchov - Concavity

June 18 – August 1, 2020

gorchov j 4 drawing
Rachael Gorchov Acrylic on ceramic wall sculpture
Gorchov deail view of Stadttempel painting
rachael gorchov installation
Gorchov untitled A mixed media
gorchov exhibition main wall installation
Rachael Gorchov Cloud Chair sculpture
Gorchov Cloud Chair detail view
Gorchov Plymouth Meeting Mall painting
Gorchov Plymouth Meeting Mall painting detail image
gorchov s 4 drawing
rachael gorchov concavity exhibition installation
rachael gorchov painting and drawing installation
gorchov m 1 drawing
Gorchov Untitled E
gorchov studio view
Gorchov Balustrade, Bandelier painting
Gorchov Balustrade painting side view
Gorchov Sarcophagus Toes painting
Gorchov drawings and paintings installation
gorchov drawing d 2
gorchov drawing c 3
Gorchov Drawing A-III
gorchov m 2 drawing
Rachael Gorchov Untitled C
cocavity exhibition installation
gorchov drawing b 1
gorchov drawing c 2
gorchov p 1 drawing
gorchov s 5 drawing
gorchov j 2 drawing
Gorchov Untitled B
gorchov s 1 drawing
gorchov s 2 drawing
concavity exhibition corner installation
Rachael Gorchov paint on ceramic wall sculpture
Gorchov LampPost detail
Gorchov Tondo Marble Cemetery painting
gorchov drawing t 2
Rachael Gorchov Untitled D
Gorchov A-5 drawing
gorchov t 1 drawing
gorchov exhibition elevator installation
rachael gorchov concavity room installation
gorchov j 6 drawing
gorchov l 1 drawing
Gorchov Plaster floor sculpture
Gorchov Plaster Sculpture detail
Gorchov Obelisk tondo sculpture
drawings in gorchov studio
Gorchov Queens Museum tondo
Gorchov Column Tondo
Gorchov Mummified Cat painting
Gorchov Mummified Cat painting viewed from side
Gorchov detail view of Mummified Cat painting edge
Gorchov Longwood Gardens floor sculpture
Gorchov Longwood Gardens sculpture detail
gorchov drawing d 1
Gorchov Chevron Chair tondo sculpture

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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