Rebecca Saylor Sack
February 27 - April 5, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, February 27, 6 - 8pm
"My paintings are inspired by the tradition of vanitas still life, and draw from narratives of speculative fantasy and science fiction. I paint from life, assembling structures in the studio of bone and flora. These forms are gleaned for their personal connection; flowers I have cultivated, and bones I have collected. Color is invoked for its visceral ability to create sensations of seduction and repulsion. Brilliant reds radiate against hues of vibrating purples while electric oranges clash alongside shades of blue. Thick strokes of dense, creamy paint contrast with luminous transparent passages and seemingly expand to subsume the painting's image. This materiality of paint and vibrant coloring reveals a whimsical quality, which heightens a sense of disorientation and the hallucinatory. Through these relationships, I seek to make paintings that court the extremities of stability and riot, growth and decay."
-Rebecca Saylor Sack