EXPLORATION: A Survey Exhibition of Paintings by Sarah Winkler
In the last year, we have experienced a number of incredible celestial phenomena over the Rocky Mountains, including the Great American Eclipse and the Double Super Moons. Investigating the extraordinary quality of light these phenomena radiate over the high-altitude landscape, K Contemporary artist, Sarah Winkler, explores how this light effects our perception, depth, mood and experience.
In the last year, We've experienced some incredible celestial phenomenon over the Rocky Mountains. Starting in August, 2017 with the Great American Eclipse and more recently in January 2018 with the double Super Moons. The quality of this extraordinary light over the Colorado, Utah and Wyoming high altitude landscape inspired to me to consider the idea of the luminous in painting. ...
The American West, once the uncharted, undiscovered territory is not without its limitations. This picturesque open landscape is now shared by man’s footprint of over-development, industrial pollution and destructive mining practices. On the contrary, the ever-growing city brings us modern day conveniences, cutting-edge technology, infrastructure and anthropological opportunities. This exhibition explores the wild frontier juxtaposed with the urban habitat, and how we as humans both resist and rely on these finite environments.
- Curator: Robin Whatley,
1412 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80202
PAST / PRESENT features work by two Gallery Mar represented artists, Sarah Winkler and Pamela Murphy. With resplendently textured layers, Pamela Murphy and Sarah Winkler give the surface of their work its own individualized history, all the while giving elegant insight into a time in our collective past. Their paintings carry with them a feeling of quiet significance, as if each work holds within its layers a treasured account of the history of the world.
Altered Landscapes features five Space Gallery artists.
My new abstract landscape paintings take inspiration from the geology of mountain and desert terrains. I will also be showing for the first time a new series of abstracted works that highlight the chromatic shifts of Aspen trees across a high altitude landscape.
Sarah Winkler's highly stylized works are the result of a distinctive artistic practice deeply influenced by geological processes and elements. Drawn from memories of places she has visited, her fantastical and abstract landscapes possess a dynamism and energy that captures the exhilaration and presence of mind inspired by the beauty of nature. The materials she uses are themselves mixed with natural minerals such as marble, mica and iron oxide, cementing the narrative connection of the works to their subject.
Sarah Winkler's work lies at the boundaries of realism and abstraction, modernism and minimalism. In this exhibition of new work by the British-born artist, we are drawn into the rich and varied landscapes she constructs through her layered approach, the imagery inspired by mountainous Colorado surroundings and Western Deserts but ultimately formed by her signature aesthetic.