What happens when a tree falls with no one there to witness it? Where is the play without an audience? What has happened since we were gone...
In the artist's studio things could well go on as normal. There may be changes to practice but not always dramatic ones. There may be trouble getting to the studio, or conversely more time to spend there.
The isolation might be sharper, the introspection more strongly embraced or resisted, or indeed resolutely ignored, but by and large things carry on. We the viewers bring as ever our cast and shading to the show and maybe that is the subject of this exhibition, the delicate negotiations we all have in interpreting the scene beyond the veil.
The artist is used to it. By and large it is we who have been quarantined and become half sick of shadows.
N.B. for the present there will be no private views and visitors are asked to observe the appropriate advice on masks and social distancing. And for the time being the gallery's opening hours will alter slightly - shutting at 5 on Thursdays and Sundays.