Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Michael Zack Explores the SHADOWS in the November City Gallery Exhibit

Who do you see in the SHADOWS? Find out during the new City Gallery exhibit featuring work by artist Michael Zack, on view from Thursday, October 31 through Sunday, November 24. Meet the artist in person during the Opening Reception on Sunday, November 3 from 2-4PM.

Zack's work explores the relationships and interaction of figures and how they can be expressed in form and color in prints. The interrelationships and movement within the panoramas are supported by a vibrant, subtle and nuanced range of colors. Shorn of distinguishing facial features and clothing detail, his figures become anyone and everyone, yet they are uniquely individual and somewhat mysterious.

Do you recognize anyone? Are they real people or imagined? Zack explains, “They are frequently, but not always, based on people I know and have had the opportunity to observe as they go about their daily lives. Taken out of those contexts and rearranged into a panorama that has a narrative all its own, each composition allows the viewer to interpret this world in his or her own way.”

Zack received his art education at The Brooklyn Museum Art School, The Silvermine School of Art and Creative Arts Workshop. His work has been shown at City Gallery in New Haven, The Silvermine Guild Arts Center in New Canaan, where he is a member, The New Haven Paint and Clay Club, the Community Gallery of the Brooklyn Museum, the Attleboro Museum in Attleboro, MA, the Paul Mellon Arts Center, Wallingford, CT, the Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA, The Bruce Kershner Gallery at the Fairfield Library and the Katonah Museum among others.

The SHADOWS exhibit is free and open to the public. City Gallery is located at 994 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Gallery hours are Thursday - Sunday, 12 noon - 4pm. For further information please contact City Gallery, info@city-gallery.org, www.city-gallery.org.