This and That: Ron Gorchov and Emily Peacock

by Brandon Zech January 10, 2022

“This and That” is an occasional series of paired observations. See past “This and That” posts here. – Ed.

Today: Curved paintings

A rectangular form painted turquoise. The bottom of the form is rounded, and there are shapes — circles, a rectangle, and an organic shape — on the surface of the object.

Emily Peacock, “Use Storytelling to be more relatable,” 2021, Latex paint on plastic, 18 x 16 x 3 inches. From the artist’s 2021 exhibition “lightweight” at Jonathan Hopson Gallery. Read more about the artist’s work here.

A painting that is rectangular in shape but with rounded edges. The background of the work is turquoise, with a red squiggle shape and a black organic shape painted on the surface.

Ron Gorchov, “Xuthus,” 2018, Oil on linen, 53.5 x 66 x 14 inches



No matter how original, innovative or crazy your idea, someone else is also working on that idea. Furthermore, they are using notation very similar to yours. – Bruce J. MacLennan


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Emily January 11, 2022 - 10:08

So true Bruce, so true. =)

Hannah January 11, 2022 - 13:21

Maybe it’s sour grapes, but the “this and that” seems in poor taste when it compares two contemporary artists’ works. Prefer the comparison to an ikea box, etc.


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