virtual studio tour, December 2020

I was a little nervous about recording my studio tour for Bushwick Open Studios a couple weeks ago, but ended up really enjoying myself! Keeping the camera facing the artwork allowed me to simply focus on discussing what I was seeing, as if I was walking a friend through the studio. (In fact, I sort of was – friends and family were able to tune in virtually who do not live in NYC and wouldn’t have been able to attend an in-person event.)

This studio tour touches upon several key elements of my creative practice for the past year or so: intuitive composition, focus on repeated and overlapping patterns, and daily writing practice. This conversational way of moving through the studio felt helpful because it allowed me to point out connections between different processes as they arose: similar composition processes for paintings and drawings even though they look very different, looping line drawings which mirror cursive handwriting, etc.

The video tour, saved below, runs about eight minutes in length. I hope you enjoy!

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Bushwick Open Studios: you’re invited

All event details + direct links on Bushwick Open Studios website:
artsinbushwick.org/events-landing/bushwick-open-studios/lynnette-therese-sauer

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perfect in weakness

Some details from a recently commissioned diptych:

+ a work in progress view on instagram

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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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