art online: April 2020

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Two of my meditation drawings are included in Deep Blue See, an exhibition curated by Krista Scenna of Ground Floor Gallery in Park Slope, Brooklyn in partnership with Prevent Child Abuse America to raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month during the month of April. [edit to update: show has been extended through June 1, 2020] I appreciate the gallery pointing out how work toward preventing child abuse is more important than ever at a time when people are staying home — home is not safe for everyone.

10% of sales from this exhibition will directly benefit Prevent Child Abuse America.

You can view the exhibition on Artsy:
> artsy.net/show/ground-floor-gallery-deep-blue-see-an-exhibition-for-child-abuse-prevention-month-2020

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An oil painting from all the way back in 2014 is included in the Spring Flash Showroom by the Equity Gallery in lower Manhattan. It takes imagery from the architecture along the canal that runs through downtown Indianapolis, IN during my time studying painting at the Herron School of Art + Design.

This online sale runs for one week from April 10 – 17th. [edit to update: show has been extended through April 30, 2020.]

You can view the exhibition on the NYAE website, or Artsy.
> nyartistsequity.org/the-spring-flash-showroom/lynnette-sauer-after-a-walk
> artsy.net/show/equity-gallery-the-new-york-artists-equity-spring-flash

catalogue: Visual Thinking – International Juried Drawing Exhibition

Click the button below to view a PDF of the catalogue put together by the Thinking Through Drawing Research Network. This is my first time being included in an exhibition catalogue! See p. 43 for my drawing, Meditation XIX (the return of the repressed) – after Louise Bourgeois. As I wasn’t able to visit in-person, it’s been nice to be able to look through all of the drawings and get an idea of the exhibition as a whole.

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perfect in weakness

Some details from a recently commissioned diptych:

+ a work in progress view on instagram

(details)
Perfect in Weakness, diptych, 36×24″, ink on paper/acrylic on paper, 2019

While working on the painting portion of this piece, I considered the way that small pieces (of the composition, of life) can feel out of place or broken, especially when observed from a place that is close-up and contained. With a more spacious point of view, there can be a perfection in observing the way things fit together that wasn’t previously apparent.

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Meditation as Visual Thinking

This drawing is 19th in a series of textual meditations I’ve been making since 2014, and was selected to be part of the exhibition Visual Thinking at the Ronald L. Barr Gallery at Indiana University Southeast. Methodical and meditative, these drawings have proven a constant over the past five years, and I imagine will continue to be so in the years to come.

I first saw this phrase of Louise Bourgeois’ in an exhibition at MoMA which include, among many books, paintings, and sculptures spanning her career, the fabric book Ode à l’oubli. (Here‘s a photo of her piece in the exhibition Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait.) Her prolific body of work fascinated me, and her mantra offers hope that I too might return to openness from areas of repression.

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