Weather / APR 2013
April 4th - 28th, 2013
In his paintings Zeidman takes on the familiar: non-descript interiors, unremarkable household items and the suburbs that contain them. The paintings are quiet and physical in an era where most experiences are neither. Fellow artist and colleague Lex Brownhas written:
"[Nathan] paints extremely beautiful and intimate scenes of suburbia that recall the tenderness, melancholy, and premature stoicism of adolescence. When I look at his work, I feel connected to my childhood and teenage years growing up in northern
Virginia, around architecture and landscapes similar to that of Zeidman’s New Jersey, marked by the same nondescript mid-Atlantic shrubbery and ranch style homes. It’s a ubiquitous east-of-the-Mississippi look, but for me feels very particular to the small space of country between New Jersey and Virginia."
Moreover, his work rouses in me a very distinct feeling of sustained desire – of potentiality – to leave that landscape of aluminum-sided split levels, neocolonial mini mansions, and strip malls, and seek a place with a real sense of place. Where I’m from
is charming, and beautiful, and it does have a personality but it has no character.
Whereas, I find his paintings charming, beautiful, and full of character, but quietly; they are full of that patient and sad and hopeful energy of potentiality. When I look at these paintings, I see the beauty in a place that can create that yearning, and it makes me feel like I am from somewhere.
Nathan Zeidman was born in Camden, NJ in 1990. In 2011 he attended the Yale Norfolk Summer of Art in Norfolk, CT and in 2012 was awarded a BFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia where he currently lives and works.
Visit Nathan's website at nathanzeidman.tk!