Oil on canvas
72 x 66 inches
182.9 x 167.6 centimeters
A solo exhibition of recent paintings and works on paper by artist Sarah Hinckley
is on view through 9 November, 2012.
The artist will present a discussion of her work at the gallery on November 3, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
Ethereal and airy, Hinckley’s paintings are abstract expressions with nuanced references to landscape and botanical motifs. The larger paintings in the exhibition are oil on canvas, while the smaller works on paper are watercolors. With muted colors and smooth surfaces, Hinckley’s paintings tend towards the minimal, though some of her newer paintings reveal a bolder palette, and a more lush surface, which, at times, permits brushwork and other painterly accidents, that bear witness to the artist’s process.
Sarah Hinckley lives and works in New York City, and while her paintings stem primarily from her encounters with her surroundings – triggered by a color, a shape, an impression, an emotion, or a memory – it is her childhood memories of Cape Cod, where she grew up surrounded by expansive sea and sky awash with light, that remain the core of her inspiration, and the source that imbues her paintings with a distinctive quality of light.
In the artist’s studio all elements past and present, thought and process come together – not in order, not fully understood, not yet resolved, somewhat remembered – and momentarily, order, resolution, clarity, and balance are achieved. Overall, Hinckley’s paintings, as well as her titles, give us a peek into her world, simply hinting without defining, leaving the viewer to come away with his or her own impressions; the general tone remains one of universal hope.
Sarah Hinckley received her BFA from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and her MFA from Columbia University in New York City. Hinckley’s works have been exhibited widely throughout the United States and are in numerous corporate and private collections.
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