Statement:

My life as an artist is divided into two very different and yet highly related sides, as a sculptor/painter, and as a commercial interior designer. The fields are mutually beneficial and enriching… my Interiors work has a very sculptural aspect, and my art is enhanced by years of thought about color, material and texture. In recent years I have become particularly enamored with encaustic (hot wax) for the inherent sculptural and expressive qualities of the material, in particular the skin-like tactility of the surface, whether smooth, pitted, scarred or molded, and the soft glowing translucency of the built-up layers.
Much of my work is inspired by my fascination with maps of all kinds, and what they tell us about societies’ intrinsic desire to not only create but also document their built environments. Maps of ancient ruins are often the only thing left of ancient or prehistoric cultures – and it excites the imagination to fill in the gaps. Humans build communities, and the community’s social boundaries and cultural customs are expressed in the patterns of those maps. Often, our worlds shape us as much as we shape them. I strive to convey the embodied spirit of those former or imagined worlds in material form.

 

Bio:

Sarah Springer is an artist and designer based in Massachusetts. She combines her love of texture and 3-dimensional form in her encaustic paintings, her mixed media works, and her award-winning interior architectural designs. Her artwork explores themes such as mapping environmental constructs, ancient cultures and the intricacies of nature. She has a BFA from Cornell University, with additional studies in Florence, Italy.
Recent shows:

The Archetypal Figure | Monroe Center for the Arts
1403 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington MA, Nov 5, 2018 – Jan 5, 2019
Group exhibition

About Time | Gallery Twist
1963 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington MA, Sept 28 – Oct 21, 2018
Group exhibition

Summer Invitational | Bromfield Gallery
450 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA, August 1 – 19, 2018
Invited group exhibition

Solo Show | Gersh Gallery
20 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, April – June 2018

Trans | Castle Hill Gallery
10 Meetinghouse Rd, Truro, MA, May 22 – June 7, 2018., Juried group exhibition

The Blues | Adam Peck Gallery
142 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA, June 1 – June 6, 2018, Invited group exhibition

Small Works Salon 2018: Personal Geographies | Chandler Gallery
20 Sacramento St, Cambridge, MA, March 26 to April 20, 2018., Juried group exhibition

Illumination | Gallery Blink
1963 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington MA, Dec 1, 2017-Jan 1, 2018, Group exhibition

Rise In The City | Angel Orensanz Foundation
172 Norfolk St, New York, NY, Oct. 25, 2017, Group exhibition and fundraising auction

Fragments, A Curated Art Exhibition | Workflow Interiors
132 Canal St., Boston MA, Aug 17-Nov 27, 2017, Group exhibition

Pop Up Show | The Jacobs Gallery
One Broadway, Cambridge MA, Feb 16-Apr 14, 2017, Group exhibition

 

Website:  http://www.sarahspringerart.com