PAINTINGS > TAROT CARD PAINTNGS (2008-2018)

James Gortner
Oil & acrylic on assemblage of found paintings in artists frame
105 x 60 in / 267 x 152 cm
Carolina, The Tower 
2008-2014
Oil & acrylic on assemblage of found paintings in artists frame
94 in x 73.5 in
James Gortner
Oil & acrylic on assemblage of found paintings in artists frame
70 x 55 in / 177.8 x 140 cm
Carolina, The High Priestess 
2008-2015
Oil & acrylic on assemblage of found paintings in artists frame
73 x 69 in / 185.4 x 175 cm
James Gortner
Oil & acrylic on assemblage of found paintings in artists frame
80 x 74 in / 203 x 188 cm
James Gortner, James Gortner art
Oil & acrylic on assemblage of found paintings in artists frame, with Fia Backstrom, and many more anonymous
88 in x 72 in / 244 x 183 cm
James Gortner, James Gortner art
Oil & acrylic on assemblage of found paintings in artists frame, with Kara Walker, Dana Shutz, and many more anonymous
84.5 in x 70 in
2015
James Gortner, James Gortner art
Oil & acrylic on assemblage of found paintings in artists frame
94.25 in x 76.25 in
James Gortner, James Gortner art
Oil & acrylic on assemblage of found paintings in artists frame, with Jon Kessler, and many more anonymous
James Gortner, James Gortner art
Oil & acrylic on assemblage of found paintings (artist Frame), with Gregory Amenoff and Gandolf Gavan, and many more anonymous
117 in x 80 in
James Gortner, James Gortner art
Oil & acrylic on assemblage of found paintings in artists frame
100 x 57 in / 254 x 144.8 cm
Carolina, Eclipse 
2008-2013
Oil & acrylic on assemblage of found paintings in artists frame, with Virginia Martinson and many others anonymous
77 x 74 in / 195.6 x 188 cm
James Gortner, James Gortner art
Oil & acrylic on assemblage of found paintings in artists frame, with directed artist participation including artist Matt Mullican, and many more anonymous
James Gortner, James Gortner art
Carolina, Power, 2008-2015, Oil & acrylic on assemblage of found paintings in artists frame, with Daniel Bozhkov, and many more anonymous
79 in x 79 in
James Gortner, James Gortner art
Oil & acrylic on assemblage of found paintings in artists frame
30 x 24 in / 76 x 61 cm

"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