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      Elizabeth Howard
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                                             Aggie Zed: Listen.

       

       A special Opening Reception Saturday, November 5th, from 3:00 – 5:00

      Informal artist conversation at 4:00

      Exhibition continues through December 17th

      Trebuchet angel. 2022

       

      Listen. presents the extraordinary realm that Aggie Zed creates in both her two and three dimensional work. It is theatre of the imagination – operatic on a miniature scale in her ceramic and wire constructions, with equally perplexing scenarios in paint on paper. Strangely, darkly funny, enchanting, and occasionally heart wrenching, these small dramas are rendered in scumbled paint strokes and drips on paper. The images are often accompanied with oblique hand scribbled remarks by the artist along the bottom.

      Zed’s little characters may be human or animal, or some combination of the two, but they share the same tenderness, cautions, pains and paranoias as they confront the terms of life; fragile beings just trying to make it through. There is always, always Zed’s wit and compassion baked into their deeply expressive porcelain faces. 

      The “Scrap Floats”, Zed’s larger mixed media constructions, give physical form to the covert psychological machinations it can often require to overcome and progress. In confronting her work, one is always torn between chuckling at one’s own follies and trials, and feeling a guilty sense of  bad manners for wanting to do so. Because, for certain, these characters know what we are thinking.

      Chroma Projects’ micro gallery is located on the main floor of Vault Virginia, entrance is on 3rd Street S.E.,
      across from The Front Porch. Viewing hours are 10-4 weekdays.

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