Sarah Emerson

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The paintings of Sarah Emerson use the violence and sadness of natural landscapes to provoke a sense of instability. Her muted paintings combine a variety of visual references, ranging from dead bucks and barren trees to abstract elements. Emerson’s paintings embrace honesty and uncertainty in a time that she believes is hardened by the disintegration of real emotional and literal landscapes. Her reference to natural objects is used as a device to keep the paintings’ feel as close to real as possible, without completely relying on literal interpretations of the surface or space. Emerson received her BFA from the Atlanta College of Art and her MFA from Goldsmiths College in London. The artist has exhibited at White Columns in New York, Cosmic Gallery in Paris and Real Art Ways in Hartford, Conn.