The Corona Sidestep: A Virtual Exhibition

Originally published March 27, 2020

While news about the corona pandemic centers rightfully on the human toll of the virus (and the presidential ineptitude that has made it worse) another less visible toll has taken place. The resulting quarantine has drawn the curtain on our creative community. Imagine the disappointment of artists who have worked a year or longer for a solo or group exhibition only to have it postponed, or installed and unviewed, or cancelled outright. The image sent by Deanna Sirlin, directly below, is from her solo exhibition, which is, she says, "in limbo." I chose it to open this post because the light that shines through is beautiful, hopeful. But you could just as easily see the darkness enveloping it. Either point of view is valid right now.

All work (c) the individual artists

Opening image: Harvard Medical School

Deanna Sirlin

Strata #3, 2020 ink on Lexan, test installation

Exhibition status not yet determined: Centro de Arte e Cultura of the Fundação Eugenio de Almeida in Evora, Portugal

"The exhibition was to be in six of the Foundation's galleries on 20 windows, plus paintings," says Sirlin

Some artists haven't even been able to see their own shows, solo or group. Other have been unable to retrieve work from locked venues. This post is a way to offer some visibility to artists whose exhibitions were curtailed. As much as possible I’ve included their comments and info about their shows, including URLs. Be a supporter. Visit their websites (click onto each artist's name in her/his caption) and the online presentations of their shows. In the best of times our exhibitions are seen by a relative handful of people. The sales that result sustain us (artists, galleries, and non-profits often operate on the slimmest of margins). If you’re in a position to do so, buy art! Most galleries have online platforms for purchasing, and some galleries are open by appointment if the state is not in lockdown. Artists who are not gallery represented are happy to work directly with collectors. In the meantime, take a look at some of what you might not see otherwise.

Update, May 2021: Some of these show have been rescheduled and were or will be shown

Frank Hyder

Design competition for the Norwegian Cruise Line terminal, Miami, 128 x 64 feet

"The exhibition was to have been at the Nader Museum in Miami."

The Myth Makers

(Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein)

The Phoenix Festival, Camden, New Jersey

Writes Dodson: "We just found out today that the project will be delayed until Spring 2021. These sculptures were built for a Bloomberg Philanthropies public art project in Camden, New Jersey, called A New View Camden. We were able to build both of these sculptures in a warehouse in Charlestown, Mass, which is a natural place for social distancing. We finished yesterday. Now we have to figure out how to store them for a year."

Amanda Church

Hot Shot, 2020, oil on canvas, 45 x 32 inches

"This painting was slated for Liminal, a show of five women painters at the Studios of Key West. It was supposed to open April 2 but has tentatively been moved to the fall."

Grace DeGennaro

Creation (Circle), 2018, oil and cold wax on linen, 26 x 16 inches

"This painting (which is part of a triptych) is included in a solo exhibition titled Spotlight: Grace DeGennaro at Cove Street Arts in Portland, Maine, through April 4." But of course the gallery is closed

Susan E. Squires

After Hilma/The Seed, 2019, encaustic and oil stick on panel, 30 x 30 inches

"The exhibition that was cancelled is Cause for Change at the Bonfoey Gallery, Cleveland."

Celia Johnson

Cumasc, 2020, acrylic on panel, 24 x 21 inches

"This work is currently installed in a shuttered exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art, to be continued into the fall should circumstances permit." Front Burner: Highlights in Contemporary North Carolina Painting, organized by guest curator, Ashlynn Browning

Amy Weil

In Flux, 2020, encaustic and collage on panel, 22 x 22 inches

"Our show, In Flux, was supposed to open on March 18 but, like so many galleries across the country, had to close. The show will be over before the gallery opens its doors again."

Jeanne Williamson

Dates in a Life Walking Project, 2018, mixed media on stiffened fabric, 33 x 39 inches

"Coding/Sign, Symbol, Signification with the Works of Jeanne Williamson and Kim Alemian was supposed to run through March 27, but the gallery [North Hill Art Gallery, Needham, Mass.] is in a beautiful retirement community that is in lockdown, so it's hanging indefinitely. The residents can't leave their apartments, and families and the public can't enter the building."

Karen Schifano

Hiding in Plain Sight, 2018, flashe on canvas, 18 x 22 inches

"I have a piece in the current show, The World is Ending, at Sardine Gallery, Bushwick [Brooklyn] through April 5." The gallery had been open weekends but may not be now. Prescient title!

Sally Apfelbaum

Moonrise Over 14th Street, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

"This is one of six banners scheduled for an outdoor, yearlong installation on First Avenue and 14th Street in New York City. It was supposed to go up this summer but has been postponed. (I'm hopeful!)"

Patricia Zarate

Tri-modulation (535), 2020, colored paper, cut and mounted on wall, 72-inch diameter

"This work is currently installed at Mono Practice in Baltimore, in a group show titled Surfacing, curated by Alex Paik and Mark Joshua Epstein. The gallery is closed to the public at this time, only open by appointment."

There are some wonderful installation shots on the gallery website, including this one, which includes the sculpture, right, of the late Sarah Bednarek

Larry Schulte

Full Moon, Peach, 2019, woven painted paper, 34 x 34 inches

Marjorie Kaye

The Force of Fire, 2019, gouache on sculpted plywood, 20 x 21 x 3 inches

"This piece is in Strange Circuitry at ArtSpace Maynard in Massachusetts. It's on the wall and only the mice can see it."

Andrew Werth

Elusive #4, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

"I have two group shows turned virtual, an art fair delayed until November, and a solo show that is technically still supposed to start in a few weeks but which I’m sure will be delayed (or worse). Sigh… One nice thing about having lots of artist friends on Facebook and Instagram is that my feeds are full of wonderful images."

The painting depicted here will be included in Werth's solo at The Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster, New Jersey

Carol Salmanson

Light Spill 4, 2020; LEDs, reflective sheeting, paint, plexi, with back lights on and off; 38 x 38 x 7.5 inches; both views shown

"The [solo} show was On and Off and In-between at SL Gallery, New York City

Karen Freedman

Qualia 3320, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 inches

This painting, says the artist, is "part of a selection for a now-postponed show in Pittsburgh on pattern and sequence."

Louise P. Sloane

Solo show, New Horizons, at Spanierman Modern, Miami, up through March 28

"All of my paintings from 2019-2020 are installed in limbo. I never even got the chance to walk through my own show. There were several visitors to the gallery the day it opened, then the doors were closed."

Cat Crotchett

Tethered, 2019, encaustic on panel, 36 x 36 inches

This work is at the Addington Gallery in Chicago, now shuttered

Betty Merken

Bauhaus Quadrant, 2020, oil on canvas, 40 x 32 inches"

My most recent exhibition opened on March 5, a week and a half prior to the gallery going to appointment-only status." You can see installation views at Russo Lee Gallery in Portland, Oregon

Lynette Haggard

Situation with Green, 2018, oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches

"This is one of 11 paintings currently in a three-person show at 13 Forest Gallery in Arlington, Massachusetts."

Kathleen Lemoine

"Four 12 x 12-inch canvases for a solo show, Splash, that was to have taken place in May at the Ann Collelly Gallery in Baton Rouge. To be rescheduled at some point."

Susan Delgalvis

Sacred Worlds, 2019, encaustic on panel, 90 x 66 inches

The exhibition, Personal Memory/Collective Memories, had been scheduled at M. David & Co. in Brooklyn

Hugo Rizzoli

Lost Theory of the Night Sky, 2020, reclaimed wood assemblage, 13 x 11 inches

Provincetown Collagists is hanging at the Julie Heller (East) Gallery in Provincetown

Jodie Manasevit

An installation view of solo exhibition at Cathouse Proper in Brooklyn, which you can visit online

Below: Wishful Thinking, 2016, oil on canvas, 10 x 11 inches

Jeff Kellar

Jeff Kellar: New Work opened March 20 at Richard Levy Gallery in Albuquerque

Above: An installation view

Below: Lined Space Orange 5,  2020' resin, clay and pigment on aluminum composite panel, 30 x 24 inches

Jeffrey Hirst

Harmonic Wave, 2018, encaustic and oil on constructed panel, 27 x 26 inches

This work is at the Addington Gallery in Chicago. You can see a selection of Hirst's work online

Steven Baris

Jump Cut E12, 2020, oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches

Baris writes that there are two simultaneous shows at Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia: Edgar Diehl's solo, Palindrome, and the group show, Blue, which includes the work of Kiki Gaffney, Judy Gelles, and Mark Khaisman as well as Baris. "The exhibitions are postponed. New dates to be announced."

Nancy Natale

Shapeshifter 1, 2019, mixed media on panel, 30 x 30 inches

"I delivered this piece to my art consultant two weeks before the virus struck, along with eight other works. None will see the light of day outside the consultant's storage unit until this mess is over."

Gabriele Evertz

From Yellow to Violet Over Red, 2019, acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 24 inches

Evertz is one of the lucky ones. Her show at Minus Space in Brooklyn ended just as galleries began to close

Munira Naqui

Waiting for Daybreak, gouache and encaustic, 30 x 20 inches

"This painting was supposed to be part of my solo show in Amsterdam at Gallery 9, now cancelled."

Steven Alexander

Nomad 4, 2019, oil and acrylic on canvas, 50 x 60 inches

This work was to have been part of the artist's solo, Steven Alexander: Chroma Consciousness, at Spanierman Modern, Miami, in April. "It has been postponed to an undetermined date."

Susan Schwalb

Installation in the Patrick Heide Gallery booth at theTEFAF fair in Maastricht, the Netherlands

The fair opened on March 7 and was to run for a week. "It closed four days early, says Schwalb."

Susan English

Eye Rhyme, 2019, tinted polymer on panel, 29 x 28 inches

"My solo, Night, So Daylight, was scheduled to open on April 3 at Bryant Street Gallery in Palo Alto, California. It has been postponed until July."

Joanne Mattera

Silk Road 484, 20920, encaustic on panel, 24 x 24 inches

I'm one of the lucky ones. My show at Addington Gallery in Chicago has been postponed from May to September. In the meantime the gallery remains in contact with its collectors and is working on an online project with its artists

Below: studio view of in-progress and completed paintings

Rachael Wren

Backstory, 2016, oil on linen, 36 x 36 inches

This painting, says Wren, "is hanging not at St. Joseph's College in Brooklyn as part of a show called Reflections, though of course no one is seeing it."

Annell Livingston

Translations #9, flashe on 300-lb. watercolor paper, 22 x 22 inches

Nola Zirin

Urban Robot, acrylic and wax on canvas, 72 x 52 inches

"My scheduled show at the June Kelly Gallery in SoHo was to open April 17. It was postponed."

Suejin Jo 

Door to the Sea Pink, Cliff, 2019, oil and acrylic on canvas, 30 x 36 inches

Jo's solo at the John Molloy Gallery in New York City "was shuttered before the end of the exhibition's run."

Maritza Ruiz-Kim

In the Desert, 2019, C-print on Fuji Crystal archive paper, 14 x 20 inches

"I was really looking forward to my solo show opening early April at ArtemisSF in San Francisco. I wasn’t even able to install the show before the Bay Area shut down. I’m working to have some images posted on their website in April."

Kayla Mohammadi

Red IM Pei, 2016, oil on panel, 16 x 12 inches

This paintings was to have been part of a group show, Hot and Cold, at Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland, Maine

Stephanie Brody-Lederman

A Good Daughter, 2019; oil, acrylic, and graphite on canvas

"This painting was in the Members Show at Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton, New York. The show was up for less than a week when the museum closed." 

PE Sharpe

Hex: Chanel mini, 2019, 12 inches across

"This work is languishing in a drawer, was supposed to travel to an art fair in the USA," says the Toronto-based artist

Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, New York

Above: Susanna Starr, Ostrich Feather Scarf, 2019, pastel on paper cutout, 18.5 x 24 inches framed; in the Project Space

Below: David Licata, Stonykill Falls, 2020, torch-worked borosilicate glass, 30 x 48 x 6 inches; from his solo, Fragile Nature

Anne Trauben

Gorey's Visit, 2020; remnant fabric and trim, string, pom poms, porcelain, electrical cord and socket, lightbulb, scarves, mappins; 7 x 6 feet (dimensions variable)

"This is an image of one of my works in a three-person show at the Fine Arts Gallery at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City. The exhibit opened on February 13 and was supposed to end on March 27, but on March 12 the school cancelled classes and the gallery was locked down."  

Stephanie Roberts-Camello

Rooted Matter, 2019, encaustic and mixed media, 22.5 x 19 x 4.75 inches

"This work is in a show at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, Mass., which is closed until May 10."

Anna Wagner-Ott

White Shadow, 2020; acrylic, ink, fabric, and thread; 18 x 14 inches

"The Invitational exhibition was to be held at Mikhail Zakin Gallery in New Jersey From March 23-April 30. It has been postponed."

Caroline Burton

Burton's solo show, Incarnations, was scheduled for the Garrison Art Center, Garrison, New York

"It was cancelled last week, to be rescheduled for 2021."

Joan Mellon

Fees Paid, 20920; vellum, wood panel, paper, paint, two nails; 19 x 12 inches

Kathleen Kucka

Take Your Time/Hurry Up, 2020, burns and oil on canvas, 70 x 50 inches

This work, from the solo exhibition, Kathleen Kucka / Slow Burn, was to have run through April 25 at Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, Connecticut

Melissa Rubin

The Pond, 2019; watercolor, ink, yupo, vintage wallpaper; 15.5 x 9 inches

"This and 19 other pieces are at my solo show, Transience, at the Main Street Arts Center in Saxtons River, Vermont. They are sitting quietly in the gallery. Opening and closing cancelled."

Leslie Ford

40 D/N-2463, 2014, encaustic on museum board, 8 x 16 inches

"Several paintings from my series, 40 Days and 40 Nights, are in the exhibition, Pendulum of Time, at Lichtundfire Gallery on the Lower East Side." The gallery closed after the show was hung in early March

Deborah Peeples

Not 4gotten, 2019; encaustic, oil, paper, objects, and zipper on wood box; 14.75 x 4 x 2 inches

"This piece was include in the [Massachusetts] Concord Art Association's MJ2 exhibition, which was shut down before I could see it. We also haven't been able to retrieve our work."

Rebecca Murtaugh

Pinch and Burrow: Beads, Cobblestone, Orange, and Grapel, 2019, ceramic, 16 x 15 x 14 inches

"This piece is in my solo exhibition titled Telluric Meditari at the Clifford Gallery at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. Colgate and the gallery are closed until further notice."

Bonny Leibowitz

The Cloud as an Object, 2020; foam, acrylic, faux fur and branches; 60 x 48 x 36 inches

This work is scheduled for Terra Unfirma at M. David & Co. in Brooklyn for May 15 through June 7, but, says the artist, "that's looking unlikely."

Nancy Manter

Edging In, 2019, flashe and charcoal on paper

"This is one of three works to have been shown at the Delaware Arts Alliance but postponed until next year."

Kate Petley

Left Alone, 2019, archival print and acrylic on canvas, 36 x 40 inches

This work from the artist's solo, The Very Thing, at Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles

"The building closed March 16. The closing is scheduled for April 25, but the gallery may extend."

Lynda Fay Braun

 The Current of the Story, 2017, photo on antique lithography paper, 21 x 15 inches

This work and one other of Braun's "were destined for a museum exhibit/auction in Naples, Florida, titled Let Freedom Ring: An exhibition By and About Women to benefit Planned Parenthood. Scheduled for April 3-23, it has been put on hold until ???"

Bernd Haussmann

As the Rain is Falling VIII, ink and mixed media on canvas, 60 x 48 inches

A show will be up but not open to the public, April 1-30, at Exhibit by Aberson in Tulsa, Oklahoma. "There will be a virtual tour and online opening with the artist."

Molly Herman

Dwell in Green Mountains, 2019, diptych: oil on canvas and linen, 24 x 40 inches

Dora Ficher

Purple Flowers, 2019, encaustic monotype, 18 x 24 inches

"This piece is at Cerulean Gallery here in Philadelphia. The gallery is now closed."

Linda Stillman

"A few of my recent Nature Notes panels are in Focus: Fish and Dish, a group show tightly juried by Jason Andrew at the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum in Woodstock, New York

"The show was supposed to open on March 7 but had to be cancelled. It's unfortunate that on one can see this exhibit, but it's a minor blip at this terrible time."

Jeri Eisenberg

Songs of Solace, No. 4, 2019, pigment ink on kozo with encaustic, 36 x 34 inches

A new date has yet to be determined for a show at the Catherine Couturier Gallery, Houston

Gina Werfel

Pool, 2019, oil on canvas, 50 x 48 inches

"I was scheduled to have my solo show open at Prince Street Gallery in Chelsea on March 24. The gallery postponed my show until May 19, but I am not optimistic that things will resemble any idea of normalcy by then. The work is in crates stores in the gallery, and I am sheltering in place in California."

Heather Bentz

Ghost Chair, 2020, acrylic and graphite on canvas, 72 x 48 inches

"The image of this work was submitted to the Tucson Musum of Art Biennial, open to all Arizona residents. All programs and events have been suspended, so I don't know if it was accepted or not."

Kat Green

It's About That Time, 2019, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 40 x 40 inches

"To have been shown at Barba Contemporary, Palm Springs."

Cheryl McClure

Between Seasons 3, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 inches

Pat Spainhour

Envision, 2019, encaustic on paper, 24 x 24 inches

This work is from a show in Raleigh, North Carolina, that was canceled

Lorraine Glessner

Gathering My Insides, 2019; encaustic, collage, and pyrography on panel; 16 x 16 inches

"My show, A Box of Devils, at Boston Street Gallery in Philadelphia, is supposed to go up April 11 through May 16. At this point the opening is now a closing, and I'm not sure anyone will see it."

Barbara Laube

Transition One, 2020, oil and gold leaf on panel, 48 x 60 inches

"I was to be in Eleven Women of Spirit at Zurcher Salon in New York City, May 4-10, to correspond with the Frieze Fair. Hopefully it will be rescheduled to correspond with Frienze in the fall."

Jessica Nissen

Magenta Froth, 2020, oil on panel, 16 x 16 inches

"Here is a painting, one of four, that was supposed to be in a traveling exhibition, Artists for Social Justice, organized by Ginny Mellon, with an inaugural opening at Queens College on March 26. We now have a new opening date for the fall."

Kay Hartung

Pattern Layers 3, 2019, encaustic and pastel on paper, 17 x 14

"This piece is in the MJ2 exhibition juried by Leah Triplett Harrington of Big Red and Shiny at the Concord Center for Visual Arts in Massachusetts. The Center was closed and the exhibition cannot be seen."

JoAnne Lobotsky

Deserted Domain, 2019; acrylic, micaceous iron oxide, and molding paste on panel; 12 x 12 inches

"This painting is in a group show at 311 Gallery in Raleigh, North Carolina. We have been informed that the show may close earlier than the March 28 date."

Lisa Pressman

Room 25 (The Cave), 2019, oil on panel, 12 x 12 inches

This is one of many paintings scheduled for Pressman's solo exhibition at the Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, Kansas, which has been delayed

Alicia Forestall-Boehm

Nothing Stays the Same, 2020, encaustic and mixed media, 17 x 23 x 19 inches

"This work is currently sitting in a closed gallery. It is part of Build: A Sculpture Show at Oliva Gallery in Chicago. The exhibition was conceived as a way to honor the legacy of the late Mary Ellen Croteau, artist and director of Art on Armitage, and features artists who exhibited in her window gallery, her colleagues and peers, as well as contemporary Chicago artists."

Eliaichi Kimaro

Broadstairs, 2019, encaustic and mixed media on panel, 24 x 24 inches

"This piece is currently exhibiting to no one at the Center on Contemporary Art here in Seattle. Grateful for the opportunity to share it here."

Nava Lubelski

The Deadly Ooh Business, 2020; yarn, string, electrical wiring, hand-stitched cotton thread, and acrylic paint on canvas; 60 x 60 inches

"The piece is hanging at Tracey Morgan Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina, and is just barely visible from the street."

Cara Enteles

The Quiet Forest, 2020, oil and silkscreen on aluminum panel, 42 x 60 inches

"The exhibition Reflective Nature at the Boulder JCC was supposed to be on view until April 30th, but the building is now closed until at least the 17th." 

Lorraine Peltz

Dark Paradise, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches

"The Deep End: New Paintings was supposed to open at Zolla/Lieberman Gallery in Chicago on May 15 and run through June 28. Reception postponed until???"

Marybeth Rothman

Syringa, 2019, photo collage with encaustic and mixed media, 48 x 36 inches

Shades of Light at RJG Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York, will be hung, says Rothman, but there will be no opening reception

Karen Karlsson

Mallow, Purple Variant, 20230, monoprint and encaustic on panel, 12 x 6 inches

Karlson's two-artist exhibition at The Metro Gallery in Pomona, California, has been postponed

Tracy Spadafora

Evolution Part 5 & 6,  2020, encaustic and mixed media on panel,12 x 12 inches each

"These pieces are ones I recently finished for a [two-artist] show, Traces of Existence, that was to have run at the Concord Art Association, Massachusetts, from March 26-April 26. Yes, eventually the show will happen, but probably not until 2021. I guess I'll have plenty of time to make more work!"

 Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, New York

Contemporary Landscape Paintings 

Above: Thomas Sarrantonio, Visibility, 2019, oil on canvas, 42 x 42 inches

Below: AmyTallutto, White and Golden Lizzie Stood, 2019, oil on panel, 24 x 30 inches

Leslie Neumann

Red Tide, oil and encaustic on panel, 45 x 60 inches

"I do an annual Open Studio and had to cancel it," writes the Florida-based artist, who is pictured with her work. "It was scheduled for April 4-5."

Barbara Grad

It's All About Tomorrow, 2020, oil on linen, 54 x 96 inches

The artist's eponymous solo exhibition is at Howard Yezersky Gallery, Boston, open by appointment

Heather Wilcoxon

Unsettled Waters: Paintings of Heather Wilcoxon, solo show at Studio e Gallery, Seattle. Installation views above and below

The owner of the gallery, Dawna Holloway, drove all the way down to California to pick up my work. She drove back and installed the show. Then the Corona virus hit and we are in lockdown."

Leila Daw

Never to Arrive, 2018, Burmese shwe chi doe tapestry and mixed media on canvas, 28 x 58 x 6 inches

"This is one of three works hanging in a show at Yale University's Koerner Center in New Haven, which is closed to the public because of the corona virus."

Susan Bee

Late Echo, 2018; oil, enamel, and sand on linen; 40 x 50 inches

Bee's solo, Anywhere Out of the World: New Paintings, was scheduled for the A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn. It has been postponed. You can see her work on the gallery website

Leslie Giuliani

Embroidery #2, 2020, embroidery and sashiko stitching on paper, 8 x 10 inches

The artist writes that this exhibition, Fiber 2020, at the Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, Connecticut, is closed for now. "Current plan: The show will be online soon."

Lily Prince

American Beauty, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20 inches

"I've been working since August and all through the winter, freezing my ass off in a coat and hat in my unheated barn studio in upstate New York, toward a solo show of all new work that was to open the end of April at Thompson Giroux Gallery in Chatham, New York. It has been postponed until a year and a half from now, October 2021."

Shelley Gilchrist

Artist Statement 6, 2020, acrylic on PVC, 21 x 26 x 5 inches

Gilchrist's two-person show was to have been at the Saw Room Gallery in Evanston, Illinois. "It is linked up with Evanston's June art festival. No one has new dates yet; we are hoping the shows aren't out-and-out cancelled. To keep up my spirits, I am continuing to make work."

Susan Stover

Is That Right?, 2019; cardboard, latex paint, waxed linen thread; 9 x 15 x 5 inches

"The work is in a show called Material Matters at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley, California. The gallery had to close last week."

Oriane Stender

Untitled book page drawing, 2020, ink on page of Remembrance of Things Past,

16 x 12 inches, with a selection of pages below

"This work was made at my truncated residency at le Maison Dora Maar, Menerbes, France. Our public salon was to have been held on March 26."

Rosaire Appel

Exhibit of drawings and books at #3 Reading Room and Photo Book Works in Beacon, New York. Scheduled to close March 29, the exhibition "will be extended," says Appel

Below: Appel's Blackbook page, 2019, ink on Duralar, 12 x 18 inches, at the member's showcase project at the Center for Book Arts, New York City.

No information on whether the installation will be extended past its March 28 closing

 Catherine Nash

Night, 2019, mixed media assemblage, 6 x 7.5 x 2.25 inches

This and other work by the artist is at Bowersock Gallery, Provincetown, Mass., which has been closed for the duration of the pandemic

Michele Thrane

Waveform, 2018, encaustic monotype with ink and acrylic on paper, 24 x 24 inches

The Members Show of the Chicago Alliance of Visual Artists at the Chicago Cultural Center, originally scheduled for March 21-May 15, has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date

Helen DeRamus

Window Dressing, 2019, ink and litho crayon on etching paper, 36 x 32 inches

"My solo show, 25 large-scale drawings and an installation is delayed at the Gadsen Museum of Art, Gadsen, Alabama. It is (I hope) to open June 1 instead of April."

Maddy Rosenberg

Gardfen Interventions I, II, 2019, oil on paper mounted on foamcore, 28 x 26 inches

"This piece of mine is from The Plant Cure/Brooklyn Botanic Garden exhibition, which was open a whole week before the Garden shut down!" One bright light: It's up through November 15

Mari Renwick

Weak, Not Weak, 2020, encaustic and oil stick on panel, 10 x 10 inches

"This piece was to have been included in a show titled At a Glance at Trestle-Greenwood in Brooklyn."

Peg Grady

Honk, 2019, thread on linen, 20 x 24, currently at the Amphora Gallery, Cambria, California

Jane Michalski

Shoreline (Dark Water), 2017, encaustic and mixed media on panel, 30 x 40 inches

"This painting is hanging in the now-shuttered Hairpin Arts Center, here in my neighborhood in Chicago. It's in a show called LIP (Life in Progress), a big group effort that was supposed to have ongoing programming over the next month. We'll get through this. I am so grateful for the online connections and encouragement from the artists I know."

Joan Stuart Ross

Virus II, 2020, ink and collage on crossword paper, 22 x 25.5 inches

"This drawing would have been in the now-cancelled New Views exhibition at BallardWorks, Seattle."

Krista Svalbonas

Blomberg 1, 2019, laser-cut pigment print, 14 x 21 inches

The artist's solo exhibition, Krista Svalbonas: Recent Works, was scheduled to open April 1 at Klompching Gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn, intended to announce her new representation with the gallery. You can see work from the show on the gallery website

Valeri Larko

Holiday Motel, 2018, oil on linen, 36 x 30 inches, painted on location in the Bronx

"My solo exhibition Sign of the Times was scheduled to open on March 26th at Lyons Wier Gallery in Chelsea and be on view untill April 25. The show is postponed, but you can view a video walk-through

Jane O'Hara

Back to the Future, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 44 inches

"It is hanging at the In Transition exhibition at Arts Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts. The gallery is closed now but we have hopes for an end-of-show closing in June."

Maryanne Buschini

The artist's painting is part of a juried show, Home, at the Bethlehem House Contemporary Gallery, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

"The show has been closed until pickup on April 5," says Buschini

Barbara Lubliner

Summer Breeze and Sweet Dreams,each 2019, mixed media, 10 x 10 inches

"These two paintings are in Women Celebrate Women, a group show that was supposed to open March 26 at El Barrio's Artspace PS 109. The gallery is in a former public school that was converted into a landmark-status artist residence and community art center in East Harlem."

Susan Carr

The Mask Gets Heavy, 2020, oil on panel, 28 x 30 inches

"My show at Labspace--my second solo, In My Room--is delayed until we-don't-know-when-exactly. We're waiting for things to play out. The show was to have opened on April 26, and I have been working all year."

Karen Starrett

Hide and Seek, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30

The artist's work was accepted into El Barrio's Art Space PS 109 exhibition in New York City. "The show is up," says Starrett, "but I don't think anyone will be seeing it."

Lisa Barthelson

Three of five sculptures currently at the Danforth Art Museum, Framingham Massachusetts

 "The sculptures pictured are part of the Family Circle exhibition, featuring the work of seven contemporary artists, curated by senior curator and interim director, Jessica Roscio. All of my work on exhibition is from the expansive and ongoing Family Debris Series."

Thanks to all the artists who participated in this project.

About this post: I put out a call to my Facebook friends asking them to send me an image from a show that had been cancelled, postponed, or shuttered. They responded with enthusiasm and an avalanche of images. The almost 100 images here represent most of the images that were submitted but just a tiny fraction of the exhibitions that did not get seen. (Apologies to those who submitted images and don't see them here; either image quality was too small or information was insufficient.)

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