Zach Medler - Featured Artist

Posted on | Tuesday, April 2, 2013 | No Comments

Photo by: Jonathan Streetman/Journal Review 

Opening Reception April 12, 6-8pm
Exhibit located in the special exhibit room in Athens Arts

Beginning April 3rd at 10am, Zach Medler will be begin creating on site! One piece will be an interactive mural created on a large paneled screen. This piece "in progress" will evolve throughout the six week period that Zach's show will be at Athens Arts.

The second creation will be a multi-dimensional installation mural created in the featured artist room titled "art from where you live".

Please drop by in the next few days to see Zach create! There will be many opportunities to witness these evolving creations. Hope to see you there!

Take a look at Zach's blog to see photos and details of the installation as well as the interactive mural.

Artist’s Statement: 

“consider the hand that will hold the handle”

i like to combine traditional and non-traditional media in alternative ways to create a cohesive aesthetic that seeks to break away from the one-dimensional manifesto art of postmodernism. my objective in making art is simply to translate an experience to an audience in a relatable way. sometimes that means i interact with them through their morning cup of joe. sometimes it means i pull them into a sunset of ink and paper or paint on wood. other times they are encouraged to participate in interactive installations or by walking around wearing one of my t-shirts. i try to constantly remind myself to consider the hand that will hold the handle in all things that i make.

i began simply making pots trying to develop ideas of form and function. i switched gears in graduate school, as many of us do, and stepped into the arena of installation. post-grad school and trying to eek out a living forced me back into functional work. out of boredom, i began incorporating imagery and storytelling. block printing and relief-print ceramics evolved from prints on ceramic sculptures to pottery. the idea of repeatable imagery made me consider using stencils in my paintings. the stencils then showed up on tshirts. everything plays off of everything else plays off the color palate of the midwest.