"My paintings are inspired by the tradition of the 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 relationships; flowers I have cultivated, and bones I have collected. Color is invoked for visceral effect. Brilliant reds radiate against hues of vibrating purples while electric oranges clash alongside shades of blue. Thick, creamy paint contrasts with luminous transparent passages to create forms that seem to expand and subsume the image. The materiality of paint and vibrant coloring reveals a whimsical quality, which heightens a sense of disorientation and the hallucinatory. My paintings court the extremities of stability and riot, growth and decay." - Rebecca Saylor Sack
Rebecca Saylor Sack earned her MFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University and her BFA from The Cooper Union. She is a recipient of the Fleisher Wind Challenge, and the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship from the United States Department of Education. The artist has participated in solo and group exhibitions nationwide, including shows at The University of Delaware, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery (New York, NY), J Cacciola Gallery (New York, NY), Seraphin Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), Jenny Jaskey Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), Fette’s Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), and Silas Marder Gallery (Bridgehampton, NY) and internationally at the Galleria Glance (Torino, Italy) and Donn Roca Gallery (Odense, Denmark). Sack has been a visiting artist and lecturer at multiple national institutions, and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at The University of the Arts.