April Gornik – Moon Bay
Dimensions: 24.5 x 35.5″ unframed
Medium: etching and aquatint on paper
April Gornik’s enigmatic landscapes draw on both plein-air realism and abstracted memories. In her paintings of sea, sky, forests, and horizons, the artist—who is based in Sag Harbor, New York—focuses on moments of transience and calm; her dramatic skyscapes, for example, alternately feature threatening thunderheads, magisterial clouds, and high-contrast sunrises and sunsets. Gornik received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Canada, and has exhibited widely in cities including New York, Halifax, and Dayton, Ohio. Her work belongs to the collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Whitney Museum of American Art, among other institutions. Through her imposing compositions, Gornik homes in on the mystery and power of American landscapes that are too often taken for granted.