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LOCATION: Visions West Contemporary - 2605 Walnut St

CATEGORY: Art Events

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  • Fri, Oct 14, 2022 - Sat, Nov 26, 2022  

A Solo Exhibition of New Paintings by Sarah Winkler

Opening Reception with the Artist: Friday, October 14th, 6-9pm

In Winkler's second solo show with Visions West Contemporary in Denver, Colorado, the artist celebrates her 25 years of living in and painting the West. 'Chasing Starlight, Eclipses and Rainbows' captures stand out moments in an American Western landscape that has embraced the artist, become her muse and captured her artistic attention for a quarter decade. In her signature style of acrylic painting, developed over a period of 17 years, Sarah works with script and flat brushes along with more experimental tools such as mylar, sea sponges, marble dust, and mica flake, incorporating techniques that include optical color mixing, loose gestural painting, dripping, pouring, monoprinting, color field, and symmetry in a hard-edge paper cut aesthetic. The depth in her landscapes is achieved through flat cubist style planes. Rather than depicting a place with exactness, Sarah allows the images to surface through the act of creating the compositions. To recollect and recreate the landscape as if in a state of lucid dreaming. For the artist, this reflects the sudden and unpredictable geological events and climate changes that can transform a familiar landscape into another scene at any given moment in time.

(image: Sun Smoke, New Mexico, 2022, acrylic on panel, 48 x 36 inches)


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