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Flight Plans

Deborah Zlotsky
Digital print on adhesive-backed vinyl
Installed 2019
Ticketing Area

The geometric patterns in this composition are based upon paper airplanes folded by employees throughout Albany International Airport who were invited to contribute to this project. After collecting the planes, the artist unfolded them and then traced their creases into this fifteen-part sequence. The white lines on varying shades of blue ground echo the contrails of jets as they cross the sky, or blueprint renderings for simple, elegant flying machines.

Deborah Zlotsky is a 2019 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow and recipient of a 2012 and 2018 New York Foundation for the Arts Artists’ Fellowship in Painting. Her work is held in numerous
public and private collections throughout the US. She is represented by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY and Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO. Zlotsky is an Associate Professor of Experimental and Foundation Studies at the Rhode Island School of Design and resides in upstate New York.