At Kathryn Markel Fine Arts – Tamar Zinn – Where I Find Myself

by | Feb 5, 2021 | Blog post

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Tamar Zinn.  The show marks the artist’s seventh solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition is ongoing through February 13, 2021.

In this latest series of paintings, the fragmented geometry of Zinn’s earlier work has been transmuted into the geometry of multi-panel paintings. Within this formal structure, the duality of atmospheric light and minimalist fields of color strike a dynamic balance. 

Zinn works on multiple panels simultaneously, beginning with an amorphous exploration of color. As she works, the orientation and sequence of panels remain in a state of constant flux. Some panels may be moved from one sequence and added to another, constantly shifting and transforming in their conversations with each other as the paintings evolve over the course of many months. This process reflects Zinn’s embrace of the transitory nature of experiences. Her paintings offer meditations on the fleeting qualities of sense-impressions, and glimpses of perpetually shifting light and color.  She describes them as “recollections of ephemeral visual sensations that appear behind closed eyes during meditation. Where I find myself is where I go to lose my self.”

Artist Tamar Zinn talks to Kathryn Markel about what she sees during meditation and how that has transformed her work.

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