August 13, 2022

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Modern Guilt & Blue Skies: Robert Pokorny @ Ampersand Gallery, Portland

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Modern Guilt & Blue Skies: Robert Pokorny @ Ampersand Gallery, Portland

Ampersand is pleased to present Modern Guilt & Blue Skies, an exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Robert Pokorny. Turmoil, fear, uncertainty, anger, isolation, privilege, entitlement, one’s moral compass, guilt, injustice, disaster, destruction, death and murder—a list of words Pokorny notes as he reflects on a year that we will not soon forget. “I don’t identify as a political person,” he says, “but I’ve found it difficult not to be affected by this pivotal moment in history. The discord in America is palpable. I’ve been asking myself and others what have we done and on which side do we stand? What has this taught us and how do we proceed? And how has the emotional chaos of the moment…

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