Reality Checks

Gallery One CT

Apr. 10, 2024 - May. 22, 2021,

The “Reality Checks” exhibit features work of Gallery One CT artists Rick Silberberg (Ivoryton) and Molly McDonald (Branford). The artists each have a unique style and perspective, but now share the experience of making art in response to a life-transforming pandemic. Connecticut-based Gallery One is a virtual gallery representing a diverse group of established artists whose works reflect different artistic traditions.

Molly McDonald explores how color and shapes interact in her bold abstract paintings. “The reality of sheltering in place opened a door for making creative discoveries. There were moments of wonder as I experimented with composition, pigments, line and form,” McDonald explained. “Creating these new works offered a never-ending source of joy and possibilities for me during these difficult times,” she added.

Rick Silberberg’s work includes mixed-media paintings and digital images. “In my paintings I explore the intersection between the physical landscape and the psychological terrain of modern-day life,” Silberberg explained. “The digital works in the show speak to the human experience during the pandemic. These images reflect the ever-changing reality of a seemingly unraveling world,” he added.

The exhibit opens for viewing on the gallery’s virtual exhibit platform on April 10 and runs through May 22. To view the virtual exhibit, visit the Gallery One website at

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