Pigeon on a Rusty Girder, 2018.

View the Realistic Artist’s Unique Artwork Through January 2019

Allan Gorman, a New Jersey based artist, will be presenting a solo exhibition of paintings titled “The Seduction of Structure” at the County College of Morris (CCM) Art and Design Gallery.

The collection of paintings focuses on the intricacies of every day architectural structures, such as highways and electrical towers, that are oftentimes overlooked by passersby.

The exhibit runs from November 26 through January 28. A reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held Thursday, January 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. The gallery is located in the Sherman H. Masten Learning Resource Center on CCM’s Randolph campus, 214 Center Grove Road.

To capture his unconventional subjects, Gorman travels the American landscape and focuses on buildings, elevated trains, gas stations and machines. Hidden abstract patterns, random shapes and aesthetic tensions in manufactured objects fascinates him. He says that his subject is a mere starting point for his formal and expressive exploration and defines his works as abstract compositions nested in the guise of realism.

His work has been included in more than 100 showings in museum exhibitions, galleries and major art fairs. In addition, many corporate and private collections throughout the United States and Europe feature his artwork. Gorman was awarded a resident fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center in 2011, a Fellowship for Painting from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts in 2013, and a fellowship residency by the Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation at Mana Contemporary studios and exhibition center in Jersey City in 2016.

The Art and Design Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For information on the academic programs offered through the Art and Design department at CCM, visit https://tinyurl.com/y9kzbxqf.