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Michele Zalopany
Diver Michele Zalopany black white abstract cloud and water landscape painting

1988

$15,000

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At the center of this large-scale black and white charcoal and pastel painting, a diver launches himself from untold heights, frozen at the peak of action against an ecstatic plume of clouds. Zalopany excels at painting with light, often abstracting areas of a composition with explosions of brush strokes and impossibly smooth blending. The cloud mass at the center of Diver is at once a liquid pool and O’Keefe’s Jimson Weed, shapeshifting in the way that clouds move and change shape. Characteristically, Zalopany defines other forms with a soft photorealism: the diver’s back, highlighted in white, almost prompts the viewer to squint their eyes against the summer sun. Charcoal and pastel on paper mounted on canvas 48 x 36 in. / 122 x 91 cm Catalogue reference: Edit deAk, Michele Zalopany: Art Random, Kyoto Shoin International Co. Ltd., Kyoto, Japan 1991. No. 35 illustrated. Born in 1955 in Detroit Michigan, Michele Zalopany is a contemporary American artist best known for her large-scale watercolor and pastel paintings based on photographs found in digital picture collections, old books, and flea markets, etc. Found photographs and film screen shots that had originally served other purposes -- family snapshots, police photos, real estate, travel documentation -- when rendered, directly from the image, with traditional art materials, take on additional meanings, such as socio-psychological-political content. She exhibited in the 1989 Whitney Biennial and her work is included in more than 25 institutions including the Museum of Fine Art, Boston; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Yokohama Museum, Japan; Royal College of Art, London.

Details

  • Creator
    Michele Zalopany (1955, American)
  • Creation Year
    1988
  • Dimensions
    Height: 48 in. (121.92 cm)Width: 36 in. (91.44 cm)Depth: .5 in. (1.27 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU121125937722

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