New alt_space Exhibition in January December 16 2022

Late Night Stroll


January 7 - February 11, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 7, 4-7 PM
Artist Talk: Friday, January 13, 11 AM

Image: Ericka Sobrack, Hollow, oil on canvas, 40 x 60 inches

About the Exhibition

Ericka Sobrack is known for her small-scale oil paintings on wood depicting austere yet mysterious suburban spaces after dark. Her hyper-realistic scenes present spaces illuminated by artificial light sources, such as interior lamps, streetlights, or car headlights, to create an eerie ambiance.  In her exhibition statement, Sobrack explains, “I’m interested how form, light, and color within unassuming settings can be manipulated and orchestrated into uncomfortable, almost uncanny depictions of the banal.”  

As the exhibition title, Late Night Stroll, suggests, this work evokes a range of emotions, such as vulnerability, fear, and isolation, that one may experience on a walk at night in unfamiliar territory. At the same time, these paintings hint at deeper psychological narratives.  Sobrack elaborates, “By deconstructing the mundane and colliding it with the abnormal, these familiar suburban settings transform into strange, otherworldly scenes that amplify human drama, usually suggesting an implied event, a vague story, or fragmentations of memory.” 

About the Artist:

Ericka Sobrack graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Emerging Media from the University of Central Florida in 2019 and was awarded a residency at the Maitland Arts and History Museum from 2019-2021.  Her work has been exhibited in national and international exhibitions as well as multiple solo shows including The Lightner Museum in St. Augustine, Florida. Sobrack currently lives and works in Orlando, Florida.