April Gornik at Miles McEnery Gallery, New York
A Cleveland-born landscape painter who has long been a leading member of the lively arts community on the East End of Long Island, April Gornik has been making moving paintings and drawings of the sublime side of nature since the early 1980s. Realistically rendering skies, forests, fields, lakes, oceans and streams without any signs of human or animal life, she creates poetic pictures about the environment, which expose the importance of keeping it pure. Working from memories, dreams and photographs to construct a visionary view of nature in “The Other Side,” Gornik presents 10 new paintings, which range from petite to grand, that capture colorful skies harmoniously meeting pastoral grounds with an incredible sense of lucidity and bliss.
— Paul Laster