signed, titled, dated ‘97 and numbered 9/20
plate 6.5 ins x 9.5 ins; 16.5 cms x 24.1 cms
Born in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1947, Tim Zuck was educated at the Nova Scotia College of Art and received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1972. As an instructor at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design from 1972 to 1979, Zuck’s practice reflected the conceptual processes prevalent at the time. In 1979 Zuck left the institution to pursue his performance, video and photography work full-time.
Zuck is known to paint common objects and familiar places, pared down to their most essential form. In his expertly executed paintings, he pushes the boundaries of realism. “I really try to slow down time by trying to take simple things and actually tear them down, peel away at it. I basically try and reduce the object to its essence and that is really intense for me and it works.” The etching Wing from 1972 graphically illustrates this formal minimalism, the spare wing extending out into an open grey sky.
Zuck has been widely exhibited and collected throughout Canada and his work his held in the permanent collections of leading institutions including the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), the Canada Council Art Bank, McMichael Canadian Collection,Vancouver Art Gallery and Art Gallery of Ontario among many others.
Private Collection, Ontario