Art Reviews

October 26, 1995.
Review by Lisa Biank Fasig.
“Teacups” is a simple piece of still life that communicates a life-time of impressions and understanding. Just one symbol in her richly colored, acrylic vocabulary that reaches back to her youth in Argentina. “I don’t believe in this romantic myth of inspiration,” says Zanetta, who came to Ohio from Buenos Aires nine years ago. “ You have to work hard and think a lot about what you are doing. You have to build on what was done by those before you.”

“Even her still lifes are kinetic,” says Meg Harris of Evelyne Shaffer Gallery, exhibitor of Zanetta’s art. ... “The intensity of her palette and also the emotional content, actually, of her work that was so influenced by her Latin heritage.”

Fittingly, the common denominator in all her work - even the broodier, impressionist period of a few years back- is wild color. vivid, sensual, dizzying color that in and of itself becomes the vital characteristic of a subject. And no subject is one hue, but many.

May 15,1994.
Review by Jeff Howe.
Zanetta’s art is sincere. The line is simple, descriptive and sparse. The representation (the work is objective) is unpretentious and seemingly painstakingly reduce. Then there is the color: red streets, green faces, black daylight and mustard-yellow night. The saturation is so pure, Zanetta could have pasted the color wheel to the canvas.”

“The organic ebullient forms of Harvest immediately recall Orozco or Rivera: Zanetta, an Argentine working on her doctorate at Ohio State University, has transcended her overt use of quotation to allow a vital expression. And, as in most of her work at the gallery, that expression is complex and uneasy (and ostensibly intuitive), translating the language of mural forms into a more contemporary dialogue.

January 17, 1990.
Review by Tina Petrella.

“ The exhibit “Momentos” , attempts to capture and freeze simple moments of daily life. Zanetta’s display is very eye-catching because of her use of contrast and vibrant, almost fluorescent colors.

One of her most captivating pieces is an oil on canvas entitled “Separation”. Zanetta’s use of dreary, sallow colors in this painting convincingly depict the sadness and desperation which inspired it.

Zanetta’s style reflects a distinct Latino influence. She has also been influenced by the expressionist school, and especially by Viennese artists, she said.”