S A R A H W I N K L E R
A Solo Exhibition of New Paintings
April 17 - JULY 15, 2019
hosted by K Contemporary at
1555 Blake St, Denver, Colorado
Opening Reception with the Artist
April 17th, 2019, 6:30 - 8:30PM
Sarah Winkler's "Monumental Duality ”, A Solo Exhibition of new large scale paintings with crushed minerals at Sugar Cube explores and reveals the essential nature of the western landscape both above and below ground.
Winkler works with a signature set of abstracted textures based on 15 naturally occurring patterns in nature. She takes these formation and erosion techniques and applies them to her imaginary geological constructs that lift upward and plunge downward from implied horizon lines.
Her mountainous and desert landscapes seem at once familiar, yet have no fixed GPS location. Proposing that an alternative geological narrative has occurred, Winkler plays off the knowledge that the Earth is not a static place, that ancient landscapes arrived through a series of unexpected cataclysmic events. Elements of experimentation, unpredictability, chance and discovery are common components in the artist’s approach to her work.
Each dramatic painting is built upon solid strata of creative insight and intimate familiarity with the geology of its monumental subject.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sarah Winkler was born in Manchester, England, has lived in Malawi, Africa and Brunei, Borneo before emigrating to the US. She currently lives and works in Morrison, Colorado. Winkler studied Art and Earth Science at William Paterson University and combines both subjects in her landscape and environmental artworks. She has exhibited nationally since 2004 and was recently showcased at the LA Art Fair and Art Aspen in 2018 coinciding with a major solo show "Luminous Mountainous" in Denver at K Contemporary. In 2019, Winkler was honored to be selected by US Ambassador, John Pommersheim and the curators of the highly regarded Art in Embassies program to participate in an upcoming 3 year cultural visual diplomacy exhibition at the US Ambassador’s residence in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, sister city to Boulder, Colorado. Her commissioned artworks are featured in many prominent private, public and corporate collections including Chevron, San Francisco General Hospital, The Phoenician, Mountain Shadows Resort, Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, The Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas, Viceroy, Ritz Carlton, Montage, Empire Pass, Deer Valley Resort. They have also appeared in publications such as Scientific American, Dwell, Alpine Modern, Western Art and Architecture, Mountain Living, CREATE! and New American Paintings.