Artist feature in Issue #4 of Radical Art Review, Farewell Earth.
“A striking aspect of these works is the heat they emit. The splatters of smoke and the lines of a blaze merge in these compositions, where the almost amorphous land forms appear to melt. A wildfire is an event which demonstrates both nature's violence and its vulnerability. Though this environment is nothing but hostile for human life, through choice of colour these images have a sensuality, a sense of calmness. Winkler's work could be compared to that of Georgia O'Keeffe, not only aesthetically (apparent in O'Keeffe's Red, Yellow and Black Streak, 1924) but also in its pure celebration of the power of nature.” Megan Daly, Farewell Earth, Radical Art Review. January 2019
Born in England, Sarah Winkler’s art belongs in the Rocky Mountains where she now lives and works. Using acrylic paint on wood panels, Winkler pulls and brushes the paint in a series of patterns that replicate the natural environment. Her landscapes portray towering mountains and sweeping deserts — with a particularly mesmerizing series of the solar eclipse from a few years ago — and her choice in colors elevates each to a realm where it’s always the “golden hour.” The patterns Winkler works with are influenced by 15 naturally occurring geologic patterns in nature, hinting at the similarities between microscopic and macroscopic thinking on an ecological scale. 303 Magazine, Cori Anderson, January 2019
BIND FOR CREATIVE CHANGE: We talk to artist Sarah Winkler about her work and newest project, Smoke Signals; a series of environmental works concerned with wildfires.
“My artwork has always focused on the geological narrative of landscapes – revealing the process of their creation and changes over time. I’ve just begun Smoke Signals, a new series of environmental works focusing on massive wildfires. I’m documenting and revealing “Sudden Geology” – Instant and unpredictable changes to our landscape as our Earth adapts to current climate change stressors. .” -Sarah Winkler, Artist Interview, BIND Collective, January 2019
Winkler Review IN WESTWORD: Color Brightens New Shows at K Contemporary
"Pretty much all of the paintings here are large, and some are enormous: The multi-panel, billboard-sized “Colorado River Flow” is over twelve feet across. The various shapes splayed across the three panels do not represent a literal landscape, and this is especially true across the bottom, where the elements seem to have been freely associated. Winkler conjures the illusion of the landscape through the tight margins of the various parts, especially across the tops of the compositions, which read like mountain ranges set against the skies. Her repeated use of horizontal elements stacked on top of one another successfully suggests the idea of a scenic view without specifically referring to it. Taking all these attributes into account, I realized that Winkler was right: Her paintings are abstractions and, technically speaking, not actually representations of external reality." - Michael Paglia, Westword, July 2018
Sarah Winkler Featured in Scientific American
Sarah Winkler is featured in “Out of the Shadow – Artists respond to the Total Solar Eclpise” By Kalliopi Monoyios for Scientific American, September 2017. “According to NASA, light levels under totality “resemble twilight conditions about 30 minutes after sunset.” Colorado-based painter Sarah Winkler caught this beautifully in a series of paintings she’s creating in what she calls her “totality palette.’”