Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Eric Zener "Pop Paintings"

Hespe Gallery presents new works by Eric Zener, beginning October 2 through November 1, 2014. A reception will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Eric Zener’s new work offers a pop spin on his signature imagery. Gone are the realistic depictions of swimmers in water and in their place are bold colors and a sense of playfulness that reminds us of the joy we feel when we let go. The use of color as a compositional tool is most synonymous with the work of the 1980’s, and like Warhol and Harring, Zener’s color choices are intrepid and loud. Of course, another association that the pop artists cultivated is that of the brand, and Zener continues with his imagery that is so recognizable, with a fresh spin and natural evolution.

A self-taught painter, Zener was born in Astoria, Oregon and grew up in the seaside town of Encinitas, California. He received his B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has shown extensively in Asia, Australia, North America, and Europe, and is included in numerous corporate, private, and museum collections. 

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