Oregon based artist Zoe Keller and Michigan based Christina Mrozik each enhance the beauty of nature in their drawings. Their graphite drawings take inspiration from natural forms and creatures, recreating them in highly stylized compositions. The pair have embraced their stylistic similarities by collaborating together on a new exhibition at Portland’s Antler Gallery. Titled “Intricacies”, their exhibition renders nature with intricate detail in an elaborate narrative featuring flora and fauna. Featured here, Christina Mrozik styles animal bodies to fit into arrangements ornamented with flowers, bones and branches. Zoe Keller is an illustrator and graphic designer seeking a deeper understanding of nature through her drawings. Together, they depict a range of interpretations of nature- some are fantastical, such as Keller’s portrait of a snail with a shining, floral shell, while others, such as Mrozik’s bird studies, are like a romanticized take on John James Audubon’s illustrations and other ornithological works. Their collaborative pieces are incredibly seamless and will be featured in their upcoming, self-published book.
“Intricacies” by Christina Mrozik and Zoe Keller, alongside new works by Crystal Morey, will be on view at Antler Gallery in Portland from November 27th through December 31st, 2015.