Knoxville, TN | Painting, Mixed Media, Printmaking
Zach Searcy is a self trained artist from Knoxville, TN. Searcy has been featured throughout the Southeast, NEXT Gallery in Denver, CO, the William King Museum of Art, and has served as juror of the Dogwood Arts Festival. Once obsessed with browsing art on his smart phone late at nights, Searcy brought this vision as curator of a physical space in Knoxville, TN - Zach Searcy Projects. Searcy showed everything from contemporary painting, to a computer controlled xylophone, to playing host for the Big Ears Documentary Project. Searcy resides in Knoxville, TN splitting time between his studio and throwing darts with his brother.
I create mixed media work with paint, resin, and found materials that explore the painting as an object. The paintings maneuver through all axes, and shared space is emphasized as compositions spill over the sides or towards the viewer. My work explores systems and their exposure of human pliability. Materials and textures become fixed in a way that the paintings become something that could be held or touched - a reminder that you are in fact right here.