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Deborah Zlotsky earned a BFA in Art History from Yale University and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Connecticut. She is also a 2012 recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in painting.
Deborah explains the work by saying, “In both my drawings and paintings, I work responsively, constantly altering relationships in a process of accumulating, assembling and revising. In nature, the way organisms and systems seek alternative states of being by shifting slightly from a designated path is understood as the adjacent possible. I refer to this phenomenon by arranging and rearranging relationships in my paintings to uncover unexpected anomalies. As I adjust one relationship, another slips out of balance. Overlaying, abrading, reconfiguring, and repeatedly repainting and revarnishing create slippage between the past, present and future, as accidents and change remain visible in each work. Although abstract, the work comes out of a personal awareness of the complexity, subtleties and coincidences of being in the world.”
"I love Deborah’s use of color and form to make these quirky modernist abstractions. The surface of her paintings that look splattered, aged and reworked is an interesting contrast to the more contemporary humorous shapes."