The exhibition Paolo Dolzan features paintings and drawings by the Italian painter curated by fellow artist Fulvio de Pellegrin. Dolzan spent most of August in Omaha creating a series of new works specifically for the show, which will open Thursday, Aug. 27 from 7-9 p.m at the Garden of the Zodiac in the Old Market Passageway.

Dolzan is known for his boldly expressionistic art in a variety of media, including painting, charcoal drawings, monotypes, woodcuts, lithographs, drypoints and sculpture. His approach is instinctual and energetic, resulting in striking, high impact graphics.

Frequently, Dolzan uses the human head or the animal figure to explore a dark humanism; his exaggerations and distortions imply transformations that are both psychological and organic.

Paolo Dolzan was born in 1974 in Mezzolombardo, Italy, and makes his home in Trento. In addition to teaching and organizing exhibitions, Dolzan has shown his own work in numerous Italian galleries, especially in Venice and Trento. His work was featured in the 2013 Moving Gallery exhibition The Big Black Project: Yu Jihan/Paolo Dolzan, as well as the 2010 show Transatlantik.

Paolo Dolzan runs through October 2015 in the Garden of the Zodiac Gallery, 1042 Howard Street. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from noon to 8:00pm and on Sundays from noon to 6:00pm. For further information, please contact 402.517.8719 or

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