Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sarah Lamb at the Spanierman Gallery

Sarah Lamb currently has a solo exhibition at the Spanierman Gallery in New York City. Her paintings will be up from October 10 - November 8. Sarah moved to New York in 1996 in order to study with Jacob Collins at the Water Street Atelier and has also taught workshops at the Grand Central Academy of Art.*
A painter primarily of still lifes, Lamb works in the tradition of the French eighteenth-century painter Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, conveying the sensuous beauty of familiar, everyday objects. Her images counter the glossy seductiveness of today’s sales’ catalogues, in which there is a constant pressure to stress the fresher, more fashionable, and unfamiliar in items offered for sale, with the result that our eyes become trained to consider the known to be ugly while the new is preferred. By contrast, Lamb’s images of glossy mussels, cut prosciutto, gleaming old bottles, cream puffs, and sliced watermelon, and her attention to subtleties of light and texture, allow us to see the beauty in the mundane and relax in an enjoyment of our everyday surroundings, both natural and manufactured, appreciating their rich experiences of form and color in quiet measure.

Sarah Lamb will be teaching a 3 day still life workshop this summer from June 29-July 1. To register, email grandcentralacademy@gmail.com

*In September 2008 Grand Central Academy & The Water Street Atelier merged to create one school.


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Saad Amir said...

Your gallery of the picture was seem to be very beautiful and hardworking.
regards, saad fromEducation