reprinted from 15 Bytes, February 21, 2019 Zachary Proctor Exits the Wormhole With a Bouquet of Enigmatic Narratives BY SHAWN ROSSITER ON FEBRUARY 21, 2019 • ( 1 COMMENT ) Planning is useful. It provides structure, focuses energy. But, as Zachary Proctor’s new works at Park City’s Terzian Galleries attest, getting lost in the work has its advantages as well. In Destinations Unknown,Proctor is exhibiting with longtime friend and past exhibition partner Lane Bennion. The pair usually organize a show around a common theme. “This time we wanted to start paintings and not know where they would end,” says Proctor. Gallery owner Karen Terzian approved, so they’ve been spending the past five months “finding our way down wormholes we didn’t expect.” Proctor’s results are some of his most surreal images to date, works that are dark, funny, unsettling — sometimes all in the same canvas. Proctor frequently employs nostalgic reference materials in his work, mining images a generation or more removed from his own. Recently, these were mid-20th-century racing cars and motorcycles, like the old Formula One that crashes into a wood fence in a work that appeared at Finch Lane’s Square One exhibit last year. There was usually a narrative quality to these works — whether they depicted a dramatic crash or the moments before and after a race — but in Proctor’s most recent works the narrative qualities have intensified while also becoming more enigmatic. This may have something to do with his working process, where he collages together various images to create a painting. “An idea will spark in my head, then I’ll start the painting,” he says. “But a missing puzzle piece shows up and I’ll have to reflect on where to find it or just let time pass until it [...]


Architectural Digest Takes on Sundance and What to do in Park City


Hitting Sundance? Here’s AD's Ultimate Guide to Park City How to make the most of a few days in this cozy—and buzzy—ski town TEXT BY PERRI ORMONT BLUMBERG Posted January 19, 2017 Everybody who says, “Oh, but Park City is better in the summer,” probably hasn’t been in town for the two-week-long extravaganza that is Sundance. Last year the independent film festival, founded in 1978, brought in 46,000 people and a staggering $143 million in economic activity (apparently all those après–skis add up). This year the celebrated event kicks off today and runs through January 29, with an anticipated 200 feature-length movies and shorts premiering. And sure, you could hit the slopes between films, but why not indulge in some more edifying activities? From a renowned cultural scene and posh restaurants to lush mountain spas and sceney boutique hotels, Park City is anything but just another resort town. Read on to find out why this esteemed ski hub is home to stellar shopping, elegant accommodations, and no shortage of high-altitude fun. Where to Stay Washington School House Tucked inside an 1889 limestone schoolhouse are 12 thoughtfully designed guest rooms and a handsome underground bar. The lobby’s pièce de résistance—an amazing antler chandelier coated in white lacquer and crystals—will also serve as a stunning backdrop for those unearthly meals you’ll be feasting on. Because you booked the hotel’s private chef for dinner, right? If not, don’t skip breakfast. From $850; washingtonschoolhouse.com Montage Deer Valley At this secluded property that’s just ten minutes from the heart of downtown, you’ll feel like you're at your very own alpine hideaway (the smell of fresh powder and pine doesn’t hurt, either). When you’re not soaking up the views 8,100 feet [...]

Architectural Digest Takes on Sundance and What to do in Park City2018-06-20T19:21:46-06:00