My work is concerned with relationships. There are the actual and the implied relationships in the arrangements of form, object, and color. I enjoy working with contrasts; a smooth surface against rough, patterns next to solids, soft edges as well as sharp. These effects are expressed in various media. Oil, collage, pastel, various forms of printmaking, and often a combination of these plus random objects are used. The complexity of creating these relationships is a constant challenge and pleasure.
Florence Zolan is a founding member of ArtPlace Gallery. Early studies were at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon. In New York City, art studies continued at Pratt Manhattan Graphic Center,and The New School, where she studied with Richard Poussette-Dart, John Ross and Minoru Kawabata. She received her MFA at Hunter College studying with Tony Smith.Zolan taught school in New Rochelle and print classes at the Museum of Modern Art with Sol Lewitt. She continued studies in CT at Silvermine Guild where she is an artist member. She has exhibited statewide in many juried and invitational shows and is represented in corporate and private collections throughout the US. Zolan is on the curatorial committee of the Kershner Gallery in the Fairfield Public Library.
"Fan Fare," collage, 36" x 36"
"In Between," print, mixed media, collage, 40" x 28"
"Another Day," collage, pastel, print, 49" x 25"
"Blues in the Night," collagraph, collage, pastel, 17" x 22"
"Many Moons," collagraph, collage, print, "17x22"