In the Trees

A solo exhibition by Heidi Zito
Curated by Lauraberth LimaZito_PR

Artist Reception:
 Friday, May 30th from 5-7pm
Exhibition Dates: May 24 – June 22, 2014
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12-6pm
Location: 120 Essex Street (inside Essex Street Market)

Contemporary artist Heidi Zito’s work explores the traditional canon of landscape paintings through a process that incorporates the perspective of a digital lens. Influenced by surroundings and the beauty found in shortcomings of digitally captured imagery, she depicts time simultaneously passing and still through the use of superimposition and repetition of forms. Zito transforms an initial image, altering and bringing to it new geometries with linear forms and altered, sometimes contradictory, depths. Her work is an exploration into the intersection of time, surroundings and perspective.

As seen in Zito’s newest solo exhibition In the Trees at Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space, this collection of paintings present land escapes through a quiet investigation of surroundings and mysterious figures within them. Like, many who travel to clear the mind, Zito’s work is informed by the exploration of new spaces. Meditating on the contrasting still of a forest to the frenzy of a city, Zito’s work evokes a mood of displacement that is “between a yearning for universal truths and relativism, between a desire for sense and a doubt about the sense of it all, between hope and melancholy, sincerity and irony, knowingness and naivety, construction and deconstruction, (Genco Gulan).”

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