Local Artist Tim Zerkel Final Friday reception @ Studio 180 Salon September 25th 6-9pm.

Join us once again in September for  the Cary Art Loop ‘Final Friday’ art crawl as we host an encore show for local artist, Tim Zerkel. Tim is a resident muralist / painter at Trader Joe’s of Cary.

Artist Statement:

Paintings that look life-like offer great pleasure. But paintings that feel like life–always open and coming into being, both believing and doubting–offer even greater pleasure. They can be figurative or abstract–or usually both–as long as they feel like life. This is what I’m trying to do.

I am inspired by modern artists, especially the cubists and expressionists. Working this way means play, exploration and (a safe form of) risky behavior. I like to entertain a variety of possibilities and make up rules so I can then break them. I also like to revisit perceptual painting–realistic portraiture and still life– from time to time to contemplate light, form and color. The great Jasper Johns said it best:

“Sometimes I see it and then paint it. Other times I paint it, and then see it. Both are impure situations, and I prefer neither.”

About the Author

Studio 180 Salon is dedicated to fine hair care and coloring services and products, including Schwarzkopf color, Aquage and Surface products. Based in the heart of Cary, North Carolina, we are also a gallery featuring work by local artists for the Cary Art Loop. Studio 180 Salon serves Cary, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Apex, Holly Springs, and surrounding areas of the Triangle

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