WithLove LLC by Corrin Zareck

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About

Corrin Zareck:


Owner: WIthLove LLC


Curator at Art Gallery at Mill 

            -29 Mill st. Unionville, CT-


Art Teacher at Wallace Middle School in Waterbury, CT


House Flipper


Bachelors Degree in Art Education at Southern Connecticut State University 


Current Masters Degree at Central Connecticut State University 

Welcome to WithLove! My name is Corrin Zareck and I developed WithLove in 2015 in order to service my artistic abilities to clients. WithLove began as custom handmade home decor items and has evolved into DIY workshops, fine art using reclaimed materials, and designing and curating interior spaces. Each project that I develop is one of a kind and is constantly growing and evolving into new ideas. I enjoy working with and promoting other local artists and vendors. Contact me if you would like to collaborate on a custom project, I look forward to working with you. Stay tuned for more to come!

Artist Statement: Highlighting the Beauty of Imperfections 


I have gained an appreciation for the abandoned materials that surround us. In 2015, I drove by a family having a bonfire, burning all of the wood and materials from a 100 year old barn that was on their property in Harwinton, Ct. I quickly asked to take the remaining pieces, knowing that I would one day re-purpose them. The majority of items that I use in my work have been collected since this day. From Connecticut barns that have been torn down, structural items that I have seen on the side of the road, to glass bottles dug up by my fiancé from various construction sites in Connecticut.


I find beauty in the rusty, worn out nature of the items that I collect. I feel that these items have lived a life of their own and the imperfections of the pieces are telling of their life’s story and the things that they may have “seen” or experienced. Cracks, holes, and chipping paint resemble age and strength similar to the wrinkles of an aging man or woman. Using a juxtaposition of new materials in my artwork highlights the beauty of these imperfections. My newly discovered love for painting grew to resemble reflections and shimmering of water inspired by my childhood memories of growing up on a lake. Leaving traces of the patinaed barn wood, I react to the imperfections while layering various painting techniques, leading to other-worldly, abstract landscapes. The metallic paint illuminates the most interesting areas found within the wood, resembling city lights or water reflections while a matte haze creates a cloud-like texture. Furthering these experiments in combination with sculptural elements from newly found objects, my work constantly develops into new directions.


Gallery Exhibitions:

Group Shows

“Shine” 033 Central Connecticut State University. New Britain, CT 2019

“Ceramic and Wood” Juried Art Exhibit, West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT  November 3rd- 24th 2919

“Oil on Copper” (Guest Artist). CCSU Art Gallery. New Britain, CT October- November 2019

Gallery 415, Shelton, CT July 2019

 “Sound of Colors” Juried Art Exhibition. The Voice of Art. Cheshire, CT. March 2nd-30th , 2019

The Hen's Nest Gallery. Washington CT. January 2019-June 2019

“Members Show” Washington Arts Association. Washington, CT. January 26th- March 2, 2019 

“New Brunswick Flea Market Art Show” Torrington, CT. January 26th-January 27th 2019 

“The Voice of Art Winter Member Show” The Voice of Art. Cheshire, CT. January 12-February16, 2019

“Early Birds 2019 Member’s Exhibition” Stockman Gallery  New Britain, CT. January 10th-March 1st 2019

 “Advanced Sculpture Exhibit”, 2nd floor gallery Central Connecticut State University. New Britain, CT 2018

 “Outside of the Box” 033 Central Connecticut State University. New Britain, CT 2017

“Nature vs. Nurture” 033 Central Connecticut State University. New Britain, CT 2017


Solo Shows

Hawk Ridge Winery, Watertown, CT May 2020 

Five Points Annex Gallery, Torrington, CT December 31st- January 13th 2020

Burlington Public Library, Burlington, CT January-February 2020

The Underground Gallery, Collinsville, CT April 2019

Milestones Art Gallery at Mill. Unionville, CT. March 2017- September, 2018


Curated Shows

CAEA Members Exhibit November-December 2019

MOTION Art Gallery at Mill. Unionville, CT August  2019- October 2019

LEVELS Art Gallery at Mill. Unionville, CT May 2019- July 2019

EVOLVE Art Gallery at Mill. Unionville, CT. October 2018- March, 2019

MILESTONES Art Gallery at Mill. Unionville, CT. March 2017- September, 2018