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Michael Zansky: Dance of the Cockoos

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Head to Head, 2011 Oil on Canvas 32 X 32 Inches
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

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Tue-Wed, Fri 10-5; Thu 10-8; Sat-Sun 12-5
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mixed-media, digital, pop, surrealism, abstract, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

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.