"I’ve always wanted to be able feel the paintings viscerally, experientially, physically – to have a physical relationship with them. The time I first started doing them it had a lot to do with the scale - feeling that you could go into them. Not mural size, where they would extend past your peripheral vision; and not window size where you’d be looking into them. More like the size of an adult human body, where you’d feel yourself – [the paintings] as a reflection of you in some way. That’s also why there are no people in them because I want to be able to go into them and experience them by myself. I don’t want there to be an emotional mediation of a person’s body language or an expression or a gesture or anything like that in the paintings."
– April Gornik
In her mid-career retrospective exhibition Gornik reflects on what her landscape paintings have come to mean to her.