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Sarah Kretchmer

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The Judges, 2012 Oil On Canvas 100cm X 120cm
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The Judges, 2012 Oil On Canvas 100cm X 120cm
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Verbal, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 18"X18"
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Glasser, 2009 Mixed Media On Canvas © Sarah Kretchmer
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Sordid, 2010 Mixed Media On Canvas 26"X26"
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Prescription Worth 1000 Ounces of Gold, 2009 Mixed Media On Canvas 20"X20"
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Reanimator, 2010 Mixed Media On Canvas 36"X36" © Sarah Kretchmer
Zinger
The Zinger, 2009 Mixed Media On Canvas 20"X20"
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Dark Nancy, 2009 Mixed Media On Canvas 20"X20" © Sarah Kretchmer
Feast
The Feast of All Sick, 2009 Mixed Media On Canvas 20"X42"
Black
Seven Days of Silence, 2009 Mixed Media On Canvas 12"X24"
Blue_metal
Blue Metal, 2009 Mixed Media On Canvas 12"X24"
Joan
Joan of Arc, 2010 Mixed Media On Canvas 26"X26"
Selig
Selig, 2009 Mixed Media On Canvas 20"X41"
Firehouse
The Firehouse at Dawn, 2009 Mixed Media On Canvas 20"X20"
Sequins
Sequins for Coins, 2009 Mixed Media On Canvas 24"X12"
Pink
Untitled, 2009 Mixed Media On Canvas 20"X20"
Demolition
Demolition Is a Lonely Job, 2009 Mixed Media On Canvas 20"X20"
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Chicago
Birth year
1973
Lives in
Chicago
Works in
Chicago
Tags
mixed-media
Statement

In my latest work, I build up layer upon layer of paper and paint and then excavate the surface to reveal what lies beneath. By thoughtfully omitting and revealing certain pieces, an evocative mix of color and texture is created.

My work is inspired by the story an old building tells through its many layers of paint, slowly built up over time, then peeled away to reveal a glimpse of the past. It is also analogous to the way a person builds up a lifetime of experiences and defensive walls, only to peel away those layers to particular people at select times—slowly revealing their history, thoughtfully exposing their secrets and methodically sharing aspects of themselves, but always carefully keeping a portion of the story hidden through the omission of certain details.

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