Published by Gingko Press
144 pages, Hardcover
10" x 11 1/2" (254 x 292 mm)
120 illustrations, English
Joe Sorren’s oil paintings redefine naturalist scenery such as caves, reefs, and seashores, inserting a surreal mood through soft, eerie imagery, thick Impressionist-inspired brushstrokes, and animalistic figures caught mid-motion.
Although the subjects are often childlike, the postures and weariness betray adult maturity, drawing a fine line between the vulnerable and precocious. Bulls and minotaurs parade guiltily with parasols and umbrellas through both Sorren’s original paintings and the sculptures created in collaboration with Jud Bergeron.
This monograph of work from 2004-2010 is published in conjunction with the exhibition Joe Sorren—Interruption, for the Grand Central Art Center at CSU Fullerton.