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Additive/Subtractive Works by Helen Gotlib & Dylan Strzynski


Work by Helen Gotlib (BFA 2003) & Dylan Strzynski (BFA 2001) is on view at the Ann Arbor District Library through February 252018.

Ann Arbor artists Helen Gotlib and Dylan Strzynski exhibit drawing and mixed-media works that embody the essence of each artists’ additive and subtractive approach. Gotlib’s process-oriented drawing style is characterized by extreme detail. In her most recent work, Gotlib has made an extensive exploration of a deceptively nuanced and emotional subject – flowers. By following the life cycle of flora but focusing particularly on dried, dead flowers, she’s managed to create images of unexpected beauty and emotional power. Strzynski’s mixed-media work combines drawing, painting, and influences from his background in printmaking. He’s inspired by the woody marine landscape of northern Michigan and rural, western Washtenaw County. Focusing on landscape and vernacular architecture, his work addresses concerns about the environment and poverty by telling stories characterized by mystery and subtle humor.

Additive/​Subtractive Works by Helen Gotlib & Dylan Strzynski
Opening Reception: January 27th, 3PM-6PM
Exhibition Dates: January 15 — February 252018 
Location: Ann Arbor District Library, 343 South Fifth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104