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Hostetter Arts Center Gallery

Current Show - Sarah Kurz '99 Survey

 

Sarah Kurz is a painter based in New York City.  Her work is represented by Gaa Gallery in Provincetown, MA and Cologne, Germany. This survey exhibition includes a selection of works made between 2014 and 2020. The paintings depict familiar and contemporary objects, landscapes, and human forms loosely based on the artist’s own relationships, experiences, and imagination. Kurz primarily uses personal photographs but also culls images from a variety of sources including film, the Internet, and print media. The narratives explore the power of intimacy and the personal in an increasingly digitized world.

Kurz explores the psychological and associative power of images and how they can signify a memory, moment, or feeling. She examines how an object or scene has the capacity to present an internal psychological state. Offering partial, fragmented studies, the paintings capture instants of time taken from interrupted narratives. Formally, the artist’s use of close-ups and compositional cropping and framing reflects a foundational interest in film. Kurz considers where to reveal or conceal the artist’s hand in the paint application and mark making, exemplifying touch as an integral part of the humanity and intimacy of the work.

 

 

Painting of a woman with eyes closed

 

Past Exhibitions

Current Show

Poster for the Sarah Kurz Virtual Art Gallery

 

Previous Exhibitions at the Hostetter Gallery

Harry Allen '82
Pavel Banka
Frances Barth
Tom Birkner
Avy Claire
Willie Cole
Tim Daly
Ed Fausty
Kathleen Gilje
Robert Goodyear
Elizabeth A. Demaray
David Hayes
Dwight Hiscano '80
Adam Kalkin '80
Zoe Keramea
Gary Komarin
Robert Lobe
Scott Loikits '90
James Mullen '81
Joshua Reiman
John Ruddy
Jon Sarkin '71
Jim Toia
MJ Tyson '04
Jindra Vikova
Jack Youngelson '85