The paintings in Gary Giordano's new series come face to face with the anxiety-riddled moment of fear and loss we all find ourselves in.
The works confront this anxiety in the tradition of the Expressionist painters of Germany (both past and current)
Gary Giordano in his studio last year, Lambertville, NJ
Photo © Paul Behnke 2020
"The paintings are my response to the pandemic; to the situation we all find ourselves in.
I began painting what I thought the face of the disease would look like but sometimes the original
intention of a painting is dropped and maybe something else is resolved.
I don't always know what that is. I figure it out later.
These are dark but I think, in time, I may see them differently. It's something that you begin
and continue on with because you feel your circumstance and experience compel you to."
"For me, painting is a way to forget life.
It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh."
Studio view, Philadelphia, PA
All works © Gary Giordano 2020