Monday, October 30, 2017

The SOFA EXPO 2017 at Navy Pier is opening in three days, and I am excited to have my pieces shown there with Gallery 19.

*Ana Zanic; Reverie I,II,III, 30"x30", watercolor on Ampersand Claybord, 2" deep panel
Here is their announcement;
Join Gallery19 for our debut at SOFA, the Sculptural Objects Functional Art and Design Fair held in Festival Hall on Chicago’s Navy Pier!
The fair, which has continuously run since 1994, features more than 80 national and international galleries. More than 35,000 people attend annually to view, buy and soak in the best new artwork these galleries have to offer. We are honored to be among these fine establishments and are looking forward to promoting the work of our Chicago-area artists.
Gallery19 will feature artists Max Sansing, Kathy Weaver, Ana Zanic and Su Yang as our primary focus for this fair. Max Sansing, who grew up on Chicago’s South Side, will premier his newest series of basketball backboard paintings. The artist, who uses his own past as inspiration, paints subjects that represent a strong and hopeful new generation. Kathy Weaver’s beautiful and shocking piece titled “Toxic Game” is a patchwork of airbrushed, torn and sewn paper depicting the cleanup efforts after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. Ana Zanic’s ethereal watercolors are a slow build of dynamic lines and washes. The artist’s work is both controlled and accidental. Su Yang’s expressive ink drawings depict the “New Style” of Chinese art, which melds both Eastern and Western aesthetics.
Gallery19 will be in Booth #222. SOFA’s opening night is Thursday, November 2nd from 5-9pm. Regular fair hours are Friday, November 3rd – Saturday, November 4th from 10am-7pm, and Sunday, November 5th from Noon-6pm.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

New Work @ Markel Fine Arts and 

I have lately been focused on the elongated scroll-like horizontal work.
I feel in them a stronger connection to the landscape, a sense of expansion, but there is also a certain feeling of comfort this wide format brings to me.
Below are a few new works from this series, that are arriving today at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, NY.

*from top to bottom "Origin" watercolor on paper 32"x55", 20"x55", 20"x55"

I am currently getting ready for the Chicago SOFA Expo, that will run November 2-5th, where I will be showing my watercolors on panel (images coming soon), through Gallery 19, booth #222.
I will be one of four artists whose work Gallery 19 will feature, along with works by Max Sansing, Kathy Weaver, and Su Yang.

And lastly, I wanted to mention about this summer's issue of Art in America magazine; as the issue was this year's directory of galleries and museums in the US, I was super-excited when I saw my New York and Denver galleries listings, along with my name on their lists! Thank you, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, and Walker Fine Art!