LINDSAY PRESTON ZAPPAS
I FORGOT MY SHOES
Zappas’ work as an artist threads between media (sculpture, weaving, photography, and performance), genres (art, craft, and design), and from representation to reality, as rainbow-painted wood, furniture, paper collage, and performers spill from pictorial space into the exhibition space. Whether working with textiles, Photoshop, or paint, the human figure acts as a focal point throughout Zappas’ work, assuming classic art historical manifestations in her photographs but a vulnerable presence in the tapestries’ performative interventions. The work maintains a strong insistence on the artist’s hand and visual language, and alongside a critical edge embraces the joy of making.