A few weeks ago, Michael Loveland was taking part in an artist-in-residence program at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center outside of Aspen, Colorado.
“I got back on March 9, and everything since then has been canceled, postponed for a year at the earliest, or died altogether,” Loveland says. “A lot of large projects that take years of planning were canceled, and my gallery, [LnS Gallery]. is closed — every show possibility was canceled until further notice. Basically, everything stopped, and it’s crushing.”
Born and raised in Miami, Loveland, now 47, has firsthand experience with large-scale emergencies interrupting his workflow. The difference, he notes, is there’s no escaping the effects of the novel coronavirus, no matter where you go.