Zeringue says of these works: In my new drawings, I am using imagery from ancient Greek and Roman tales particularly the trials of Hercules, and weaving a new mythology with myself as the center. The symbols become something completely new in this totally different context, but still recall goddesses, monsters and mortals struggling for survival, power and a place in the world. The figures in the drawings are self-portraits. I am tracing my struggles with identity, trying on new ones. I am a beast, a savior, a nurturer, frightened and then frightening. The hope is that as I become braver in the making of art, I will become braver in my life. The drawings are both descriptive and sparse. The open, empty space in the drawings play off of the finely rendered images to create a timeless dream-like space, where only certain information is given in exquisite detail but the rest must be imagined. I want them to be beautiful, yet also challenging and confrontational.
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JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY is a collective environment of creative visions featuring monthly exhibitions of (inter)national, emerging to established, contemporary artists.