by Mary Kate Teske
Cher hires you to install a conceptual piece in her house. what are your main materials and what would the concept revolve around?
Upon doing some research it seems like Cher is into classical and modern works. I would create an abstract work that was 5’x3’. The concept would revolve around her hit classic If I Could Turn Back Time. During the creation of the work I would lock myself in a room and blast the song while painting, after which I would most likely not survive because let’s be honest If I Could Turn Back Time is a terrible song.
Do you have a favorite medium to create with?
Right now, I’m making a lot of paintings using spray paint, acrylic paint, and vinyl.
I don’t really have a favorite medium, in my sculptural and installation work I like to use everyday objects that are brightly colored and simplistic.
What color inspires you most?
I would say that the color pink inspires me the most. The majority of my sculptural work focused in color theory, looking at the colors that are seen in the everyday objects that we choose to surround ourselves with. I would say that pink is the most fascinating color because it is one of the few colors that is heavily gendered feminine and I’ve always thought that was strange.
Would you have acted in Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell's masterpiece A Deadly Adoption, if there were an available role back when they filmed it?
I honestly have never herd of this film, but I did look it up and the cover for it is hilarious and according to wiki it was a dramatic thriller for the Lifetime Network. I would totally have acted in this because the cover alone is pure genius.
Fav album at the moment?
My favorite album right now would have to be Gus Dapperton’s You Think You’re a Comic!
What's new that you’re jazzed about?
I recently graduated college in May, so I’m pretty jazzed about that. I got a Bachelor’s in Fine Art with a focus in painting and sculpture.
Jeff Goldbloom loves a piece of your work. What does he buy and what does he say about it when he buys it from you?
Jeff Goldbloom buys this work:
Jeff G- Yes, yes, yes
Me to myself- Holy shit is that Jeff Goldbloom?!
Jeff G- I like this, yes, I like this very much. You know this reminds me of a camping trip I was once on…(Jeff Goldbloom talks non-stop for twenty minutes, every few words he sucks his teeth and touches his chin) So how much is this?
Me- Tells Jeff an outrageous price.
Jeff G- I’ll take it. Yes, yes mmm spectacular.
FUN FACT: I have a shower curtain that has Jeff Goldblum holding a monkey on it
Catch Zach's art at one or more of the various venues around Dreyfest!