Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Virtual Archive: Sarah Medway

From Absorb to Zoom: An Alphabet of Actions in the Women's Art Library, my site-specific installation of digital prints with content derived from the Women's Art Library, is now on view at Goldsmiths College from 2 - 30 March 2015. Join me for the opening reception on 7 March from 2-4 pm, in the Special Collections Reading Room in the Rutherford Building.

In tandem with the project, I am inviting selected artists with documentation in the WAL archive to send me images of recent work to feature on this project blog. 

Sarah Medway is an abstract painter, with a "passion for the Natural World." She describes her practice:

I spent my formative years on the north Norfolk coast where my perception was flooded daily by water and wide skies. 

Oceanscape Night, oil on linen, 152 x 152 cm, 2014

Coming out of the Northern Romantic tradition, I work intuitively, often by starting a painting with an all over colour and building up layers with an assortment of brushes. I use oil sticks, often as a 'drawing element' but also to create patches of colour which I soften with a rag. 

Tide Pool I, oil on linen, 70 x 70 cm, 2014

As I work I prefer to keep an "enquiring mind" rather than a 'concluding' one, and that way the painting feels more true.   

 White Drift I, oil on linen, 70 x 70 cm, 2014

Stars and Sleet, oil on linen, 183 x 183 cm, 2014

Sunset Warm, oil on linen, 60 x 60 cm, 2014


Sarah Medway:               http://www.sarahmedwayart.com

Women's Art Library:       http://www.gold.ac.uk/make/

Anne Krinsky:                   http://www.annekrinsky.com 

From Absorb to Zoom:    http://www.annekrinsky.com/annekrinskynews.html

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