November Update 2017

Happy Holidays!

Landscape 3, Lower East Side (Nathalie Karg Gallery with Jennifer Guidi, 2015), 2017, oil and acrylic on canvas, 48 in x 72 in

Landscape 3, Lower East Side (Nathalie Karg Gallery with Jennifer Guidi, 2015), 2017, oil and acrylic on canvas, 48 in x 72 in

You may have noticed that I’ve been a bit quiet in recent months. 2017 has proven to be a year of both deep introspection and increased activism and engagement within my community here in Colorado. My studio process is influenced by both, of course, and I am intrigued to see how all this is playing out in my paintings over time.

As we near the end of the year, I am pleased to announce that my work has been included in the latest issue of New American Paintings, juried by Valerie Oliver, Senior Curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. This issue, #132, features artists throughout the Western States region. I am thrilled to see my paintings showcased alongside the fantastic work of several friends and colleagues in the Denver art scene– Kate PetleyDonald FodnessRuth HillerMelissa Furness, and Caleb Hahne.

For a limited time, the issue can be purchased for a discounted rate of $15 (normally $20) here. Please enter the coupon code 132W at checkout. Shipping is included.

I’ve had fun in the studio this fall, making some smaller-scale paintings in addition to my usual, larger canvases. I’m undecided as to whether these small works will stand alone or serve as studies for potential larger paintings down the line, but they’ve introduced a satisfying change of pace and perspective into my working process.

Study (L.E.S.), 2017, oil and acrylic on wood panel, 12 in x 12 in

Study (L.E.S.), 2017, oil and acrylic on wood panel, 12 in x 12 in

Study (Stella), 2017, oil and acrylic on wood panel, 12 in x 12 in

Study (Stella), 2017, oil and acrylic on wood panel, 12 in x 12 in

Study (Chelsea), 2017, oil and acrylic on wood panel, 12 in x 12 in

Study (Chelsea), 2017, oil and acrylic on wood panel, 12 in x 12 in

On the horizon:

From February to April, 2018, I’ll have work in a group show at the Joseph Gross Gallery at the University of Arizona in Tucson. The exhibition, titled Elsewhere, is co-curated by Brooke Grucella, Curator of Galleries, and Martina Shenal, UA Associate Professor of Art.

In the words of the curators: “Elsewhere is comprised of works that elegantly traverse situational and environmental scenarios that unfold into uncommon encounters, echoing the schism between the known/unknown, tangible/intangible, and terrestrial/celestial. Incorporating ordinary materials and subjects that at first glance appear banal, these artists actively engage the inherent dualities of a meditative, psychological state while simultaneously referencing the evanescent physicality of being in the world.”

I’m also looking forward to being part of a panel discussion on Painting/NonPainting at the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver on March 8th.

As always, please let me know if you are in the Denver/Boulder region and want to connect!

Best wishes,
Sarah

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