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The Framer’s Choice Gallery Presents Vian Borchert ESCAPISM

Vian Borchert, Misty Waves, Year: 2020, Medium: Acrylic on canvas, Size: 24″ x 36″ Inches. Credit: Vian Borchert.

On View: May 1 – June 12, 2021

Escapism is the tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy.

From the artist:

‘These days, I find myself transported into my daydreams and imagination and falling more and more into my art and art creation. In a sense it almost feels deliberate the need to escape this reality that one finds oneself living in. Although it is hard to escape the harsh truths of our COVID-19 times; yet, I find my mind wandering into a world of imagination and dreams. Art for sure facilitates my escape into my own created world where self expression and gestural energy reign supreme. The zen like approach of creating art helps me escape into my own wonderland where it’s a breezy stroll by the sea while the birds sing up above. The confinement in a sense has aided my escapism and birthed much meaning to the word. The latest paintings become a metamorphosis of journeys I’d like to embark upon. The capture of good feelings and memories through composition, color and form all mélange together to help me escape the difficult aspects of our current times. It is through the process of creation and the act of painting that I find myself stepping away from the fear of the shadows of death that plague our existence. Through my artistic journey, it becomes clear to me that it is through art I have found the greatest escape!”

Please see this link to view the paintings in the solo exhibition within a virtual gallery tour. https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/5790023/escapism-at-framers-choice-gallery

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday – Saturday: 10pm – 3pm

The Framer’s Choice Gallery is located at 402 Main Street, Gaithersburg, MD.