Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Contrary to what you might imagine in an exhibition called "Small Works: Art + Object" -this is the view of the gallery on opening night. The giant strange abstract cartoon character on the roof of Marty Walker Gallery is one of Billy Zinser's "MACRODONS", a blown-up version (pun intended) of the artist's small plastic art toys in the exhibition (also available online: In addition to the small MACRODONS series 3 figures in the exhibition, Zinser transmogrified his thickly painted abstract forms of ambiguous objects into three-dimensional paintings, resulting in a mash-up between his playful plastic figures and free-standing sculptures of paint, reminiscent of his 2-D objects.

Pulp, 2010, oil on canvas, 20 x 20 inches

MACRODONS series 3

Swell, 2010, acrylic and mixed media, 8.5 x 7 x 7 inches