“Insomnia” is an exhibition at the Pelham Art Center of late-night creations by 12 artists, reports The New York Times.

It was 3 a.m. and Alexandra Rutsch Brock couldn’t sleep. She was scrolling through her Facebook news feed when she was struck by an image of an abstract painting posted by Julia Schwartz. “I fell in love with it,” Ms. Brock said.

She typed a comment on Ms. Schwartz’s post, expressing her admiration and asking about the piece’s dimensions. Ms. Schwartz quickly responded, and after a brief exchange, Ms. Brock purchased the postcard-size painting.

That was three years ago, and Ms. Brock, who lives in Stamford, Conn., and Ms. Schwartz, a painter in Santa Monica, Calif., have never met in person. But each has been part of the other’s community of artists on Facebook. And both suffer from bouts of insomnia, which has often left them working in their studios or browsing social media when most other people are asleep.

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