Gary Zack “Birches-2214”
36 x 36 inches, oil on canvas
The foundation of Gary Zack’s artistic interests can be distilled down to his love of color. In the early days of his stained glass work, masterful use of color was central in his designs. From sparse, contemporary, Mondrian-style compositions to lush, figurative installations, color always took center stage. His love of color lead him to hot glass, which allowed him to blend colors in ways that flat, cold glass techniques could not.
While Zack has spent the last decade working with hot glass, his love of color led him to experiment with other media during time when his glassblowing studio is shut down. Relationships with light and dark, and hue and texture have been the starting point for his recent two dimensional work. Zack’s current work with acrylics and oils presents yet another opportunity for Zack to compose pieces rich with contrasts of light and dark, texture, pattern and mood. From small color studies to larger compositions, Zack’s paintings offer yet another opportunity for lovers of color to explore and enjoy.