Gallery Shop Pop-Up: At the Table featuring the works of Sarah Innes
On view starting June 14 in the gallery shop is the work of local painter Sarah Innes. In this body of work, titled “At The Table”, Innes explores the subtleties one encounters around the dinner table.
ARTIST RECEPTION: THURSDAY, JULY 11 FROM 5-7PM
ART DEMOS: THURSDAY, JULY 18 TO SUNDAY, JULY 21, 1-4PM
Artist Statement: I like the drama, often muted, of what happens around the dinner table. I have not intended to recreate the most dramatic dinner-table events from my memory-bank, but rather I draw from life as I sit around the table with friends and family in daily situations. There are several strata to this subject that I like. First, the actual tabletop; second, the surrounding environment; and third, the participants and their interactions.
I paint from drawings made at the table in my studio in either oil or gouache and on canvas or paper. I have developed a method of making stencils from my drawings through which I apply paint in certain areas with a flat brush. The stencil use can be identified by the crisp edge it provides.
Recently, I curated an exhibit “Eating The Pig: A Dinner Party in Poetry, Photography, and Painting” Hatcher Graduate Library at the University of Michigan. As the title implies, the work is centered around a dinner party. A few of the pieces show the poet Donald Hall at a dinner party in 1974, and later as we dined in 2015.