For immediate release
October 28 – December 4, 2021
529 W. 20th St., 6W New York, NY 10011
NEW YORK, NY—October 19, 2021— Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to announce Gemini, a solo exhibition of new abstract paintings and drawings by Deborah Zlotsky inspired by early Renaissance, Surrealist, and Pop traditions as well as the body and aging. The show marks the artist's fifth solo show with the gallery.
Gemini references the dualities in Zlotsky’s abstract paintings and drawings. They are at once flat and dimensional; vivid and uncanny; elegant and humorous; geometric and figurative. With references that span early Renaissance traditions through Surrealism, 1960s psychedelia and Pop, Zlotsky constructs striking paintings full of color, humor, and beauty.
About her new work, artist and writer Stephen Westfall writes: "Deborah Zlotsky’s recent paintings propose all manner of ecstasies and comedies as she incorporates her geometries as bodies, and her planes of color with the modeling of limbs, bladders or fruit. In Zlotsky’s hands, what first appears to be flat color slips into equivocal translucencies fluctuating between warm and cool, and light and dark.... Zlotsky’s light shares the nocturnal illumination of de Chirico and Beckmann: even when they are describing daylight it is the daylight of a stage backdrop. It’s a Coney Island of the Mind in her geometric world. The ideal has come down to earth and is enjoying a hotdog and the geek show."
Zlotsky is a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow, and a 2012 and 2018 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Painting. Recent residencies include the Bogliasco Foundation, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony. She is a Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI.
Zlotsky is represented by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York and Robischon Gallery in Denver. Her work has been exhibited at McKenzie Fine Art, NY; Pierogi Gallery, NY; Studio Art Center International Gallery (SACI), Florence, Italy; and the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, among others. Zlotsky’s work is in numerous public and private collections.
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At Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, we believe that significant contemporary art can be beautiful as well as visually and intellectually rigorous. We also believe that acquiring it should be a source of pleasure and self-discovery. To that end, since 1975, the gallery has exhibited a diverse group of artists united by hard-won craft, compelling intellectual framework, and a love of the art-making process. https://www.markelfinearts.com/
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