November 26, 2018 – January 28, 2018
The CCM Art Gallery is pleased to announce The Seduction of Structure, a solo exhibition of paintings by a New Jersey based artist Allan Gorman. He travels American landscape and turns his gaze towards highways, elevated trains, gas stations and machines. Allan sees the subject matter as a mere starting point for his formal and expressive exploration.
Allan defines his works as abstract compositions nested in the guise of realism. He is drawn to the hidden abstract patterns, random shapes and aesthetic tensions he sees in manufactured objects—particularly within the confines of structures and mechanisms.
Allan Gorman is a realistic artist with a history that includes over 100 showings in museum exhibitions, galleries and major art fairs including: “Hyperrealism” at The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago; “Re-Presenting Realism” at the Arnot Art Museum (Elmira, NY), ArtPrize7 and ArtPrize8 in Grand Rapids, MI: The Art Hamptons Art Fair; Art Palm Springs; Art Palm Beach; The International Guild of Realism’s Masterworks Traveling Museum Tour; “Something More Than Realism” at Galeria ArteLibre in Zaragosa, Spain;“Industrialism in the 21st Century” at the Nicole Longnecker Gallery; “Under Construction: Dimensional Interludes” at Denise Bibro Fine Art in NYC; and “Luster – Realistic and Hyperrealistic Art of Automobiles and Motorcycles”, which made its debut at the Daytona Beach Museum of Art & Science in March 2018, and will be traveling to nine museums throughout the US through 2021.
Gorman was awarded a Fellowship for Painting from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (2013). In 2011, he was awarded a resident fellowship to Vermont Studio Center and was invited back again in 2014 and 2018. In 2016, he was selected for a fellowship residency by the ESKFF Foundation at Mana Contemporary.
His art is included in many corporate and private collections in the US and Europe.