Two Worlds. New paintings by Mark Zlotkowski

November 21 to December 31, 2014

Opening reception: Friday, November 21st 7-10PM

In one world is an architectural landscape.
Trompe l'oeil elements are found inside of semi- abstract landscapes. Remnants of weathered doorways and battered walls stoically reflect the tumultuous skies and rising tides that exist beyond them.

In the other world is a garden.
Flowers sit quietly in the darkness illuminating energy and sunlight from within. These individual portraits are meditative despite their complicated structures.  

Between the two worlds is a transitional place, one in wshich sunflowers symbolically push through thick layers of paint, fighting with the sky as their leaves wrestle with the sunlight.

About the Artist

Mark Zlotkowski is a Chicago-based artist, exhibiting at galleries and museums domestically and internationally. For more than 20 years, Zlotkowski has taught painting, drawing and printmaking at DePaul University. He received his BFA in Painting and Printmaking from The University of Illinois (Champaign–Urbana) and his MFA from Northwestern University. Mark lives on the North Side of Chicago where he enjoys gardening and spending time with his two daughters.


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