Sara Williams: Night Vision
September 12 – October 10, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 12, 6-8 p.m.
Marty Walker Gallery is pleased to introduce Sarah Williams; Night Vision –an exhibition of oil paintings from Williams’ ‘Night Series’; exhibition opens Saturday, September 12, 2009, 6-8 p.m.
Williams’ ongoing experiments with place have most recently culminated in the oil on panel Nightscapes series. The artist grapples with the formal aspects of artificial light and atmosphere while seeking conceptually to captivate the viewer with ethereal yet banal locales on the fringes of urbanity.
This pairing makes for lighted structures of bus barns, old homes, or gas stations that in their seemingly realist rendering suggest familiarity and even history. However, the dark and muted surroundings of slick black streets and starless skies characterize these composite landscapes as unusual at once. This tendency is heightened as artificial light from sometimes uncanny angles points to a presence that only exists beyond the canvas. The viewer is left to navigate these sites and their meaning on their own.
Recent University of North Texas graduate, Sarah Williams received her Masters of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing. In addition, Williams has exhibited at 500X, where she is also a member.
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