"When the Rain Comes" April 6 - 29, 2012 Opening Reception: Friday, Apri 6th; 8-11 PM
Joe Sorren injects a surreal mood through soft, eerie imagery, thick brushstrokes, and animalistic figures caught in motion. Created with oil on panel, Sorren's newest body of work, When the Rain Comes is a story about darkness and light. "Sometimes, when things are darker in life, you can find yourself in front of doors you didn't know where there before. This is a show about walking though those doorways and the light that can be found in the sincere letting-go-ness of things" states Sorren.
Sorren's artwork has appeared in various publications, including The New Yorker, Time and Rolling Stone. Warner Bros. and Atlantic Records have also used his art. A mural of his adorns an outdoor wall at Heritage Square in Flagstaff, Arizona. The 40 feet by 30 feet painting took 11 months to complete. Sorren lives in Flagstaff, Arizona and loves to run and jump.
Wow, what a great looking show. Epic, yours is still my favorite among them. Some may be prettier (Joe uses a beautiful palette), but yours really has a powerful emotionality to it, especially with the background story on Sorren's brother.
I hadn't realized he was so young, maybe 40 something vs. someone I'd imagined in his early 60s for some reason.