Thursday, June 20, 2024

Frank Zadlo

frank_zadloFrank Zadlo is a Brooklyn-based artist who received his MFA from Parsons in 2008. His works are inquiries into ways of interpreting reality and include sculpture, video, and drawing. He recently completed a residency at The Studios at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA where he worked on a new video and drawings for his upcoming solo exhibition at Victori + Mo in Brooklyn. The show, entitled All The Walls, is centered around three, sidewalk-sized cast cement sculptures which present the thematic metaphor of ‘ghosting’; in concrete construction, the phenomena of ‘ghosting’ refers to the visual manifestations of interior structures and processes on the surface of a cured slab. All of the pieces are landscapes, signified through the repetition of the formal construct of a single, horizontal line bisecting a square. The work draws attention to itself through this repetitiveness and opens up the possibility for Zadlo’s other main concern which is how to approach a landscape, and the materials it is made of, without relying on existing ideas of what those things are.

A Ghosting IV. 2015, Cast cement with pigment, and paint, 52.5 x 52.5 x 2.5 inches
Study for A Ghosting, 2015, Gouache on paper, 6 x 6 inches

The video work below: This on This (Landscapes). 2016, HD video, 04:38 loop

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