On hand will be his books: Zakanitch: Robert Rahway, a new biography published by Pomegranate, and A Garden of Ordinary Miracles published by Rizzoli/Universe.
The gallery is honored to exhibit work by Robert Zakanitch, one of American contemporary art history’s most important artists. As a founder of The Pattern and Decoration movement in the 1970s (possibly the last art movement in modern art history), Zakanitch has been represented by many of the top galleries in Manhattan. This fall he will be traveling through Europe with The Ludwig Collection which includes his paintings. The collection move from in Aachen, Germany, to Vienna, Austria. Additionally this fall he has shows in Lyon, France, and Los Angeles. The Charleston exhibition will include illustrations which are featured in his children’s book, Good Dog, published by Random House.
The gallery has always been one of Zakanitch’s biggest fans; we have always believed that art should take the viewer to a better place. One cannot come to a Zakanitch exhibition without being happily transformed. Renowned art critic David Pagel calls Zakanitch’s work “a wild collision between freewheeling bohemian abandon and settled-down domestic sociability.”
An important 20th century artist one will find in all modern art history books, Zakanitch is recognized as a founder of the Pattern and Decoration Movement. This historical art movement was a reaction to the minimal and conceptual art of the 1960s and 70s which alienated many art lovers. The group felt that art should be simply beautiful and uplifting. Since the 70s, Zakanitch has used many different subjects to manifest this belief. His paintings reverberate with magnetism through his use of color, scale and uplifting subject matter.