Ordinary Things: Rebecca Saylor Sack

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Solo exhibit by graduate and Fine Arts faculty member Rebecca Saylor Sack.

The Philadelphia-based artist received her MFA from Temple's Tyler School of Art in 2005 and her BFA from the Cooper Union in 2001. She was a featured artist in the 2007 Fleisher Challenge Exhibition and in 2003, she received the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship from the United States Department of Education.

Sack has been a visiting artist and lecturer at multiple national institutions and in 2006, she awarded a residency at Artist's Enclave at Ipark in East Haddam, Conn. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions nationwide, including at Nicelle Beauchene Gallery (New York), Seraphin Gallery (Philadelphia), Jenny Jaskey Gallery (Philadelphia), Fette's Gallery (Los Angeles), Cacciola Gallery (New York) and Silas Marder Gallery (Bridgehampton, N.Y.), and internationally at the Galleria Glance (Torino, Italy) and Donn Roca Gallery (Odense, Denmark).

Artist Statement
The forms in my paintings are gleaned for their personal resonance; flowers I have cultivated, bones I have collected. I paint from life, often completing the paintings in a single sitting. Dense, velvety paint creates forms that seem to expand and subsume the image. Brilliant reds radiate against hues of vibrating purples while electric oranges clash alongside shades of blue. The vibrant coloring along with the materiality of paint reveals a whimsical quality, which heightens a sense of disorientation and the hallucinatory. Through this, I seek to make paintings that court the extremities of stability andriot, growth and decay.

Reception: March 20, 3 – 5 p.m.

Above: "Untitled (Green Gull)," oil on panel, 2013.

Hamilton Hall
320 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States

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