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Giant Egg Hatches for Charity

RECEPTION: Thurs, Dec 1st, 6-8pm
Show Hours: Tues, Nov 28 – Sat Dec 3, Noon-6PM
Ceres Gallery 547 W27th St #201, NYC 10001

As part of a group show at Ceres Gallery, Steve Zolin will present new mobiles joined by a 28″ high egg upon which the artist has painted one of his unique 360 degree “motionscapes.”

In 2014 Faberge sponsored the Big Egg Hunt in Rockafeller Plaza to benefit charity. Over 200 eggs had been artistically transformed and auctioned off, yet one egg escaped unadorned. Instead using the egg supplied by the Hunt, two creatives fabricated their own fantastic egg out of other materials. After the show, they donated the unused but still pristine egg to artist Steve Zolin to further his studio practice. He found the large spheroid the perfect surface for experiments in overlapping curved perspective, and the egg now finally hatches!

In keeping with the charitable history of the eggs, 75% of the proceeds from the sale of this last egg will be donated to Planned Parenthood (it is a giant egg, after all).

Motionscape Egg, four views

Motionscape Egg, four views
28″x22″x22″ acrylic w/china marker on plaster egg $2000
Giant Egg Hatches for Charity

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The Windlass

Dear Friends,

I must apologize for the radio-silence of recent months. I’ve been working on a massive commission, and now it is finished. You are the very first to see these pictures. I would have loved to take you on the journey with me as it was happening, but I didn’t dare until I was sure the client was 100% happy with the results.

A restaurateur contacted me in January about executing some art for her lakeside restaurant, The Windlass. She wanted something lake-inspired. I thought scenes based on historic photos of the lake would be interesting, so she put me in touch with a local historian who showed me hundreds of photos of the Lake from the late 19th century to today. The old-timey scenes of the Lake’s Grand Resort Era captured my imagination. I painted eight panels, two per season, to fit into four large dormers in the restaurant. The panels are all about 7’X11′ with sloping top edges. Enclosed are several scenes.

There will be a Reception on Wednesday August 24th 7-10 PM at the Windlass Restaurant, 45 Nolan’s Point Park Rd. Jefferson Township, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849. Hope to see you there!

Urban Jam Mural is Finished!

Original Sketch
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In Process
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Finished Piece
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“Urban Jam” Mural on Houston St.
After some fine-tuning the mural is finally done. The title, “Urban Jam,” was supplied by my friend Linda, and it fits the piece on a number of levels. From the original sketch I kept the rhythm of the composition, as well as the structure of the space, a unique type of overlapping curved perspective. I let the other pictorial elements evolve intuitively, which is exciting because it allowed for exploration of the unknown. Some imagery I brought to it consciously, and some I just “saw” in it. After a while, I had to meet the painting on its own terms, it telling me what it needed, and less of me putting my preconceptions on it.

So if you’re in the neighborhood, come and see it in First Park at the corner of Houston and Forsyth (north side, between First and Second Ave). Thanks again to First Street Green, the group authorized by the NYC Parks Dept. with curating the space, for selecting my design, which will remain until spring.

Cheers!

Steve

http://www.firststreetgreenpark.org/

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