PAGEANT proudly presents the debut solo exhibition of Marc Zajack
Opening Reception Friday February 14th at 7 PM
Shadow Sitting is a collection of paintings and sculptures that iterates process through play by construct and destruct of object and image. The work honors space and self in the form of totems, paralleled by glimpses of story. Emphasizing moments of stillness, the work distorts in the disguise of conversation with the body. Evidence of movement hides itself within the surface.
Mr. Zajack is a Philadelphia based multi-disciplinary artist. His creative work includes painting, sculpture, sound, performance and video, making surfboards, hot sauce, etc. and it has previously been exhibited at Pageant : Soloveev in the group shows Time Equals Distance Over Speed or Nothing, Hive/Cave, Hungerstrike Wonderland Forcemultiplier, Psychedelphia, Hyperintersection, and System All Normal. He is also a member of the Kali Yuga Zoo Brigade, whose collaborative antics were featured at Pageant in the 2015 exhibition WINVASION.
His training in music was initially with the contrabass, he is now a self taught multi-instrumentalist primarily working with electronics. Past music projects include Blastocyst, George Steeltoe Ensemble, Sharks with Wings, and Antler Piss. Currently a member of the duo MMNNSSD, he is releasing solo compositions as Tandem Cascades and has performed widely in the United States and Europe.
I remember a Sharks with Wings set that went down at Pageant about 10 years ago. They completely blew the place up and it left a lasting impression on me. That was the first time Marc came to my attention and via proximity of orbits in Philadelphia we became aquainted. I soon discovered that Marc is an uncommon artist – having no agenda aside from manifesting the irrepressible creative instict that animates him. Neither he nor I have much interest in art verbiage but an audience will often desire and occasionally benefit from some explanation of the why and wherefore of that which they see before them. I am grateful for Micah Danges’ Title Magazine interview, which I feel relieves me at this moment of further obligation to explain Marc and his work. Shadow Sitting is watching and listening but not much talking.
—Daniel Dalseth, Director, Pageant : Soloveev