TAROT CARD PAINTNGS (2008-2018)
"Artist James Gortner scavenges old artworks at second-hand stores, on the street and at colleges after students have moved out. The artist bolts the disparate images together and paints over them, creating new, allegory-rich, mysterious narratives to meld with the old ones envisioned by the previous painters.
...His final works, frame and all, straddle the line between painting, sculpture, and collage."
-Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant