Armed with a fresh body of work Mario Zoots has a new show opening March 9th at Super Ordinary Gallery appropriately titled New Gothic. New Gothic will mark a shift in Mario’s approach to creating his collaged work, reflecting a transition away from appropriation and moving towards creating pieces that are assembled using original content: photography, artwork, etc.
Though Mario’s approach towards shifted his works has changed, his intent still remains intact. Through his collage work Zoot’s exploits the human belief in the photographic image to make his surreal assemblages plausible on a certain level. Photographic snippets of the real world are extracted from their original contexts and rebuilt into a dream-scape of absurd juxtaposition. By doing so Zoot’s photo-collages have an authority and power that challenges perception in a way that would be difficult to achieve in traditional painting.
Mario Zoots : New Gothic
March 9th : Super Ordinary Gallery : 6PM – 10PM
3126 Larimer Street. Denver, CO