Different Kinds Of Matter
New work by Sarah R Key
Private view Tuesday 14th October, starting at 6.30pm.
The New Court Gallery, Burton Road, Repton, DE65 6FH
The exhibition continues until Friday 30th November 2014
Open Monday – Wednesday 12-4pm or by appointment
Work in this exhibition appears to be operating in relation to a field of geometric abstraction. There are though other suggestions and references that point to different contextual meanings: Impossible landing strips, glacial models and patterns. Forms with interior/ exterior dislocation and masses – their platforms, lines and folds – all appear unburdened by gravity or other spatial rules. Situations, places and objects that are real or imagined, appropriated or invented might find their way into the genesis of these images, where there is a kind of retrofit approach to painting, both in respect of historical precedence and to a working method where ideas and decisions remain unfixed. An image in the landscape, a news item, the music in the studio on any given day might, for example, alter the shape that a painting takes. Integral to this process is transformation. Compressing ideas and forms as a means of getting from a world of experience and representation, to the plastic world of painting.
Over the past decade, Sarah has developed a profile in contemporary painting, both nationally and internationally, exhibiting in major art venues in London, Stockholm and Dresden. Sarah’s work is represented in numerous private collections, has been awarded Arts Council Grants, as well as garnering significant art prizes and nominations. In 2010 her work was selected for the Royal Academy Summer Show; in 2011 for the prestigious Mostyn Open and Threadneedle Prize, where Sarah was a shortlisted finalist. Currently Senior Lecturer and Award Leader in Fine Art at Staffordshire University, Sarah has been teaching part-time in higher education since completing her MA in Painting at Wimbledon School of Art in 2001. During this period she also completed a PhD in Fine Art at Loughborough University.