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Gallery: Pastels by Zaria Forman

Gallery whalebay4 fall2018

The daughter of a fine art photographer, Zaria Forman grew up visiting remote and expansive regions, inspired by the “beauty and vastness of the ever-changing sky and sea.” Now, Forman smudges and blends pastels onto 5-, 7-, even 10-foot canvases to share these landscapes with us. Roused by a visit to Greenland, she creates works that reflect climate change from the North and South poles to the equator, and she knows the power of art to “move us in a way that statistics may not.” She says, “I hope my drawings serve as records of landscapes in flux, documenting the transition, and inspiring our global community to take action for the future.”

Gallery devincq fall2018

DEVICQ GLACIER, ANTARCTICA Soft pastel on paper, 60" X 90", 2018. Courtesy of the artist Zaria Forman.

Gallery whalebay1 fall2018

WHALE BAY, ANTARCTICA NO. 1 Soft pastel on paper, 60" X 90", 2016. Courtesy of the artist Zaria Forman.

Gallery ristingglacier fall2018

RISTING GLACIER, SOUTH GEORGIA NO.1 Soft pastel on paper, 84" X 144", 2016. Courtesy of the artist Zaria Forman.

Gallery lemarie fall2018

LEMAIRE CHANNEL, ANTARCTICA Soft pastel on paper, 44" X 60", 2015. Courtesy of the artist Zaria Forman.

Main image: WHALE BAY, ANTARCTICA NO. 4 Soft pastel on paper, 84" X 144", 2016. Courtesy of the artist Zaria Forman.

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