MICHAEL H ZACK
Painter and Printmaker
I have become increasingly interested in the relationships and interaction of figures and how they can be expressed in form and color in prints. Shorn of distinguishing facial features and clothing detail, they become anyone and everyone, yet they are uniquely individual and somewhat mysterious. The figures are selected because of the gestural qualities and their ability to relate to each other and the space in which they are placed.
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, one that is especially meaningful to me on a personal level and one that I invite the viewer to interpret this world in his or her own way. The interrelationships of the figures and the movement within the panoramas are supported by the vibrant, subtle and nuanced range of colors within the prints.
Mr. 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.
Mr. Zack is an artist member of City Gallery at 994 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511 and on the web at www.city-gallery.org.