Photo Flash: First Look at Eric Zener's Solo Show at Gallery Henoch, Thru 5/17
Eric Zener's recent paintings will be exhibited at Gallery Henoch from April 24- May 17, 2014. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, April 26th, from 6-8pm. Check out the photos below!
Eric Zener often uses the natural world as a metaphor to portray moments of personal decision and change. His waterscapes provide rich backdrops for his figures, whose contemplative moods are reflected by glimmering surfaces. Pursuing moments of insight and revelation, his subjects are driven to move through the world towards greater understanding and awareness. Valerie Gladstone of ARTnews has written, "Zener's works explore water's comforting, challenging, and entertaining possibilities,,, It is a fascination world that the viewer enters eagerly and is loathe to leave."
Zener purposefully reveals little about the individuals, their faces often turned away from us or obscured. With the focus shifted away from their identity, we instead are encouraged to consider our relationship to their experience. Drawn in by the seclusion of each figure, the sense of uncertainty is palpable. Surrounded, but not engulfed by the vastness of the natural world, the subject remain powerful and we imagine each to be on the verge of revelation.
Coming Back Together, Oil on Canvas, 54" x 66"
Cascading, Oil on Canvas, 54" x 66"
Group Therapy III, Mixed Media Resin, 41" x 59"
Rejoining Again, Oil on Canvas, 48" x 38"
Ah!, Mixed Media Resin, 41" x 41"
Contemplation, Oil on Canvas, 54" x 66"