Sherry Karver pushes the parameters of
traditional painting by combining digital imagery with oil paint and
written narratives. She begins with a black and white print, building
up color with layers of oil glazes to create photo-based oil paintings.
Karver adds text over certain
people in a crowd in an attempt to individualize them and communicate
their own unique story. These brief biographies are from her
imagination, and often reveal intimate and humorous details. Through
story telling, Karver invites the viewer to experience the artwork beyond simply looking at a picture from a distance.
was born and raised in Chicago and now live in Oakland, California,”
says Karver. “My work is influenced by city life and the multitude of
issues we encounter living in today’s fast-paced society. It deals with
loneliness and alienation, the concept of personal identity, and how we
as individuals can stand out from the crowd.”
Bodies in Motion and Thought is Karver’s first solo exhibition at Kim Foster Gallery. Her work has
been widely exhibited nationally and is included in over 150 private
and corporate collections. She has been featured on the cover of over a
dozen books and magazines.