May/June 2018 - Andante: Solo show, 124 West Pike Street Gallery, Covington Ky
Liz Zorn likes a square canvas. Not always, of course, but more often than many artists, she confines her compositions to a canvas measuring the same on every side. Her works as seen in “Liz Zorn Solo Show” at 124 West Pike Street Gallery in Covington now through May 26th are seldom enclosed in frames and are perfectly sufficient without that addition.
These are complex abstractions in which the shapes and the interactions of the muted colors are the subjects at hand. Brush strokes are inconspicuous. The works are pale as beiges, grays, whites predominate as over-all colors, setting off what could best be described as lines and dots and smudges . And quite a lot goes on in Zorn’s compositions.
Zorn, who lives in the river town of Morrow, Ohio, is a long-established multi-media artist who focuses on mixed media painting but also has worked in printmaking and photography and writes music.
Jane Durrell Aeqai Magazine
My art is the direct result of global chatter and personal, day to day interactions. I work with a variety of materials and move freely from acrylics and mixed media to oil on canvas.
My process consists primarily of layering and removing marks and color. I will typically latch on to a sound or feeling, a headline in the daily news, something that stops me in my tracks and demands my attention.
I push and pull the idea along until I reach a point of surrender. The work is impulsive and secretive. What appears unruly and random are in reality a distillation of thoughts, words, colors and poems hidden in layers of paint.
Blink Art, ADC, Cincinnati Ohio
Indian Hill Gallery, Cincinnati Ohio
Ohio Art League, Columbus Ohio, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois