About the Art
On March 17, 2020, in an attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Austin-area bars, music venues, and dine-in restaurants were closed. Service industry workers and performing artists have been stuck in limbo ever since— seemingly with no end in sight to when their workplaces will ever reopen. Amar Gupta’s photography captures this moment in the lives of workers who are the lifeblood of small businesses in Central Texas. This series examines the experiences of those affected by the local and national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Left Image: "The Skylark Lounge" Courtesy of Amar Gupta
About the Artist
Amar Gupta works primarily in greyscale, large format photography, and also runs a skateboarding company called EVRYNG. He seeks abstract connections in his photography. He is interested in the way that collections of colors, lines, shapes and forms tell a story that cannot be conveyed by words.
Gupta’s photography studio is at Contracommon in Bee Cave, Texas. He frequently travels around the state to conduct photoshoots on location.
To learn more visit: www.amaragupta.com
Right Image: Courtesy of Amar Gupta
Images Courtesy of Amar Gupta