Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Cake Lady Returns: New Work by Mary Lou Zelazny

The Cake Lady Returns: New Work by Mary Lou Zelazny at Carl Hammer Gallery in Chicago, IL. "...The Cake Lady Returns’ primary subjects are nearly always females posturing ambiguously, almost supernaturally, standing powerfully yet motherly, softening and juxtaposing any context in which we see them. All the while that the focus seems to lead us in the direction of rethinking the clichés of romance, surrealism and pictorialism; Zelazny surreptitiously reveals herself afresh through a barrage of new and seemingly disparate images. Great satisfaction is derived in viewing these works when the perfect, unexpected visual element or lost piece of the puzzle is found and made to be a part of the greater whole. From the tension and movement of all of the elements, both visual and thematic, and in the complexity of their reassembly, we become enlightened by a realization of the artist’s vision and passion." More... Works by Mary Lou Zelazny at her personal site.