Joseph Sherly Sheppard

Rock and Roll

ca. 1965
Oil on canvas
45 x 45
UAMA Collection: Gift of the Artist
Theme: Connection

Sheppard’s “Rock and Roll” reminds us the ease of social interactions prior to the pandemic. What do you think of when you look at this work? Perhaps you feel an intense longing for the way things were before the pandemic, where one could go out dancing on a whim. Or perhaps seeing this gives a sense of anxiety, because being amongst a crowd is the last place you want to be.