WithLove LLC by Corrin Zareck

Mobile Boutique, Fine Art and Reclaimed Wood Workshops

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 

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


Gallery 415, Shelton, CT July 2019

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

The Hens 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-February 16, 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


Solo Shows


Hawk Ridge Winery, Watertown, CT


The Underground Gallery, Collinsville, CT April 2019


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


Curated Shows

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