Zane Bennett Contemporary Art is pleased to present three solo shows running concurrently: Matthew Mullins large scale watercolors of spaces that are associated with human endeavor and curiosity, Mary Shaffer’s glass sculpture capturing the essence of light, and Tony Soulie’s mixed media photographs of American cities. The shows open on Friday, May 25, 2012 and continue through June 22, 2012. The opening reception is on Friday, May 25 at the gallery, 435 South Guadalupe Street, across from the rail station, from 5:00-7:00 pm to coincide with the Railyard Arts District Last Friday Art Walk. The artists will be in attendance.
ABOUT – TONY SOULIE
Tony Soulié is an established French artist who works as a painter, photographer, installation artist, and writer. He paints abstract pieces with an instinctual brushstroke, and uses his numerous travels as inspiration. “The artist is always looking for the idea, the spark, always trying to confront the material world and the physical substance as well as trying to decipher the signs, the ideograms.” Soulié has participated in over 200 exhibitions throughout Europe, the United States, Latin America, and Japan, and his work is in public and private collections around the world. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts and the École des Arts Appliqués in Paris.
This show features a selection of American cities including New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Miami. Soulié photographs the city landscape which is then transformed by the use of photographic inks to become photo-paintings. The photograph supports the composition, and the addition of color creates dramatic atmospheres of his immediate impressions. All prints are unique, and printed and painted in Santa Fe.