Posts Tagged ‘Chet Zar’

You live in a church, where you sleep with voodoo dolls

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Scott_G_Brooks-Food_Chain

Sometimes I like to think of every painting as a mystery, or perhaps as a crime scene. Something is happening, or has happened, and you are there to figure it out. Interpret every object, every color. What was put in, and what has gone missing from the work? At times a mystery is so compelling you are drawn in right away, scanning the art until you can piece together enough clues to figure out the underlying drama. Other times the mystery is shallow, or you suspect that the artist has put together a random collection of elements, and the search for meaning is like looking for genius in a work by Jackson Pollack. What you end up finding will say more about you than the artist…

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The zar of darkness

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

If you look at a single painting by Chet Zar it’s startling and compelling. Look at dozens of them and the effect is creepy and belabored.