S A R A H W I N K L E R
A Solo Exhibition of New Paintings
April 17 - June 15, 2019
with K Contemporary at
1555 Blake St, Denver, Colorado
April 17th, 2019, Time: 5-8pm
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.