Opening Reception Thursday, May 18, 5-8:30pm
Turner Carroll Gallery and Stay ZaZa Art House and Social Gallery are proud to announce their third exhibition collaboration, titled "Wet."
"Wet" will feature new works by painters Eric Zener and Conrad Kern, as well as sculpture by Gino Miles.
California artist Eric Zener's paintings portray his fascination with water. Sun-bathers, swimmers, children playing in the water, and the movement of the water itself, upon impact, are trademark Zener themes. Water as life-giving force, place of first home, and as an element of energy are compelling aspects which preoccupy Zener. “I use our relationship with water, nature and each other as a metaphor for transformation, refuge and renewal," he says.
Zener's paintings are the subject of a new, 250 page monograph, and Zener will be present to sign the limited edition monographs at the ZaZa opening. His paintings are also featured in the current exhibition at the Long Beach Museum of Art in California. Zener’s work has been exhibited internationally in Australia, Japan and Spain and is included in numerous corporate, private, and museum collections. His work has been featured in the Robb Report, Juxtapoz, Art & Antiques, Travel & Leisure, New American Paintings, American Art Collector, New York Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle and ArtNews Magazine.
Conrad Kern and Gino Miles are New Mexico artists. Kern's color field paintings and Miles' brilliantly colored sculptures glisten with their layers of color and sheen. Gino Miles' sculptures have been exhibited internationally, and are in many important private collections in Italy, where Miles lived and taught for several years, in Florence. Both Kern and Miles' works have been exhibited throughout the US, and Turner Carroll has coordinated large scale public and privately commissioned works by each of these artists.
For more information or images, please contact Tonya Turner Carroll at the Turner Carroll Gallery at 505-986-9800 or by email at [email protected].