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Boca Raton Museum of Art

Exhibition Detail
Michael Zansky: Dance of the Cockoos
Curated by: Kathleen Goncharov
501 Plaza Real
in Mizner Park
Boca Raton, 33432

October 24th, 2012 - January 13th, 2013
Head to Head, Michael ZanskyMichael Zansky, Head to Head,
2011, oil on canvas, 32 x 32 inches
Other (outside main areas)
Tue-Wed, Fri 10-5; Thu 10-8; Sat-Sun 12-5
mixed-media, digital, pop, surrealism, abstract, sculpture

Michael Zansky's exhibition, aptly paired with The Art of Video Games, includes paintings as well as sculptures in motion magnified by optical lenses. The exhibition is named after the loopy theme song of comic duo Laurel and Hardy and reflects the artist's darkly funny view of the predicaments of life.

Einstein famously proclaimed that "God does not play dice with the universe" but in Zansky's absurd tragic-comic world, games of chance are constantly being played. Quantum Physics posits the existence of infinite yet skewed parallel universes, so in Zansky's view, slapstick comedians join theoreticians of  Western Civilization and prehistoric creatures to ponder the inscrutability of the universe. The use of optics, illusion, and movie characers is particularly fitting, as Zansky has had a long career as a scenic artist for film and television.

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