Published: October 23, 2001
NORTHHAMPTON, MASS. – Wm Baczek Fine Arts will feature a two-man exhibition of recent paintings by Larry Preston and Mark Zunino through November 18.
Larry Preston will be displaying recent still lifes. Preston is a self-taught artist who ventures slightly beyond realism. The colors are slightly brighter and the surfaces are intensified. A blue glass vase reflects the colors and shapes of the objects around it in an almost mirror-like manner. Fruit are displayed together in a bowl or on a table top in an animated way that makes them seem as if they gathered themselves into a group. The texture of a tablecloth undulates in a way that seems to imply that the material hovers somewhere between liquid and flesh.
Mark Zunino received his bachelor of fine arts and masters of fine art in printmaking. He began painting in oil a few years ago and brought to the medium his understanding of composition, draftsmanship and the arrangement of lights and darks. His restrained paintings of dimly lit interiors and still lifes have a decidedly Dutch feeling to them. Colors are deep, rich and sparingly used and his paintings are hushed, nearly silent.
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