Many of us recently have had to dive into the deep end to find a range of physical and emotional resources to deal with our new normal. Yet, some of us have always found the deep end to be our area of choice - your feet can’t touch the bottom, the water is always colder and it requires a measure of fearlessness, but there’s great joy in the jump, and the excursion can be delightful.
Lorraine Peltz’s paintings in The Deep End provide us with the rewards of wading in deeper. Her new work unabashedly confronts the sometimes conflicting ideas of beauty, pleasure, love, and loss, particularly in relation to women - as she has done for over her 30 year career as an artist. But in this case the work takes on new dimensions, including a no-holds-barred attitude toward paint and subject matter.