SOHO20 Gallery presents Hidden Influence, new paintings by Elaine Shor on view through May 18th. Shor’s large-scale figurative paintings feature iconic women in powerful poise.
Shor’s recent work can be seen as a study of the complex and sometimes precarious nature of personal relationships. Her fascination with human interaction and relational dynamics is evident in the solemnity of the figures and the perspective with which we enter the work. These paintings give pause to a brief moment among the infinite we experience. Coupled or individually positioned, their casual self-reflection strings a tension through the work as though we are voyeurs to a visible but private moment. The banality of the event only sweetens the purpose and sincerity with which the artist has investigated it.