“Raising Spirits” – a Jolting Exhibit at The Fridge
By Larry Janezich
As an artist I know remarked, “There’s a big difference between art and the art market. The market is fashion. I don’t care what level you’re talking about.”
Nic Zimbro’s art jolts the imagination at his show “Raising Spirits” at The Fridge.
Two huge collage installations dominate the exhibit, one a Tyrannosaurs Rex; the other Tyrannosaurus of art, Picasso. The former is mediation on violence – the latter a meditation on the art market.
Zimbro: “There’s never been a time in my life when there wasn’t art.” He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and his mentor there, he says, advised him to stay away from the market – just continue developing. He says he followed that advice – once living in a trailer with no electricity while he developed his craft. In his youth he was attracted to graffiti art but has left that far behind and now admits to the influence of Goya in his work.
Zimbro – Muralist/Painter/Collagist/Assemblage-ist – participated in The Fridge’s 2018 Street Sticker Expo creating a wall-sized collage portrait from stickers which took him a week to create in place. His current exhibit includes a selection of smaller paintings – about 100 pieces in all. It will be on view through April 28, 2019 and is free and open to the public. For more of his work go here: https://insta-stalker.com/profile/mr.zimbro/
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