Red Dune, 2007 - April Gornik
About the Work
About Red Dune
"When I first started painting landscapes, I made a lot of paintings from dreams. I never even considered using photographs — I thought that was cheating! And then I was touring around the American Southwest with a camera. Looking at that ...Read More
"When I first started painting landscapes, I made a lot of paintings from dreams. I never even considered using photographs — I thought that was cheating! And then I was touring around the American Southwest with a camera. Looking at that landscape, I realized that it is more amazing and surreal and astonishing than anything that I could dream or make up, so I decided I'd start to use photographs. I soon realized that the photographs didn't have enough information for me to copy them exactly, and the more I worked with them, the more I realized that I could trust myself to interfere with my starting points in a positive, creative way." —April GornikRead Less
About the Artist
About April Gornik
In 2003, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from Guild Hall Museum, and she was the Neuberger Museum of Art Annual Honoree in 2004. In 2006, Hudson Hills Press and the Neuberger Museum published a monograph of her meditative paintings, drawings, and photographs, co-written by art historian Donald Kuspit.Read Less
DescriptionChromogenic print of color photograph.
AuthenticationSigned by the artist on verso.
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