Adam Ziskie 'Who Will Tend the Garden?' @ Modern Eden Gallery
Earlier this month marked the debut of Adam Ziskie at Modern Eden Gallery with 'Who Will Tend the Garden?'. The exhibit presents 13 watercolors in his signature circlevision style. "Who Will Tend the Garden?” focuses on the phenomenon of the shrinking city.", states Ziskie. "Growing up between Flint, MI and Detroit, MI has made de-urbanization a pretty common visual. While Detroit is having a bit of a current renaissance, not all cities are experiencing the same revitalization. “Who Will Tend the Garden?” focuses on what will become of the infrastructure built for a population that is no longer there."
"Constructed almost entirely of overlapping circles, with areas of pure draftsmanship, these paintings continue my focus on what I’ve termed “circlevision.” While I incorporate ink and graphite, my works are predominantly watercolor which I’ve always had a strong affinity for. When you paint with oil or acrylic there is a texture and form to even the thinnest layers of paint, but when you paint with watercolor it is nothing more than a strategically placed stain on a piece of paper. Watercolor paintings are paintings at their most basic truth–an illusion of form and shape."
'Who Will Tend the Garden' runs through January 2, 2016 at Modern Eden in San Francisco, www.moderneden.com