Artist D.L. Zartner will exhibit her work as part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on June 6, 2013. An opening reception will be held at The Framemaker from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The new body of work, entitled “Backward and Forward,” will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of June during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).
Originally from Minnesota, Minn., Zartner now lives in Clarksville, Tenn. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from Montana State University and a degree in Visual Communication from Austin Peay State University. Zartner will begin graduate studies in Studio Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pa., in the Fall of 2013. After receiving her Master of Fine Arts degree, she hopes to work as a studio artist and art professor.
According to the artist, “The exhibit Backward and Forward explores universal ideas and experiences: fate and choice; the influence of the past and our
hope for the future. I’ve employed new and experimental mixed media techniques to create multi-layered surfaces, using the human figure as a metaphor. I’ve incorporated pencil, charcoal, watercolor, acrylic medium, colored pencil, pastel, ink, paper-litho transfer prints, wood and handmade paper in order to create images with rich surfaces.”
She continues, “Although Backward and Forward is inspired by personal experience, its pieces are not strictly autobiographical. Most of past seven years have been plagued by rough luck: heartbreak, poverty, and cancer. However, I’ve also experienced unprecedented personal growth. As I look forward to the future, I can’t also help reflecting back.
Image description: ”Delphinium,” 2013, mixed media on handmade paper, 4″ x 4″