• Kes Zapkus @ William Holman Gallery

    Date posted: April 23, 2015 Author: jolanta

    Installation view of Kes Zapkus Exhibition, on view through May 22, 2015

    Artist Talk and Reception: Thursday, April 23, from 6-8PM

    Kes Zapkus: Paintings and Drawings

    Wine and light refreshments will be served. RSVPs are appreciated: Nicholas@wholmangallery.com
    Exhibition extended through Friday, May 22, 2015


    Zapkus is fascinated with the connection between painting and classical music composition. His painting process has similarities to a composer’s musical architecture, where the symphony in its thousand measures and orchestrations exists as a fixed, stretched out equilibrium.
    The centerpiece of the show, Piazzolla in Traffic (Featured above) references Ástor Piazzolla, a radical Argentine composer, and Zapkus’s acclaimed painting Traffic from 1975.  Piazzolla’s compositions are positioned between classical and secular pop aesthetics; Zapkus’s work is similarly radical and innovative. Traffic in particular consists of a quartet of four abrasively oblique panels, which attempts to find resolution into classical aesthetic balance. Piazzolla in Traffic is likewise constructed of small units making a whole as a sum of the parts. The experience is an inclusive summation of these particular references, discordant yet co-dependent. The work is an ambitious summary of Zapkus’s painterly evolution.
    William Holman Gallery | 65 Ludlow Street | New York | www.wholmangallery.com

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