The Provincial presents:
House Under the Hill
New Paintings by Sarah Nesbit
Please join us in welcoming Sarah Nesbit for her solo show titled House Under the Hill
Opening Reception, Saturday June 4th 12-4
Open Saturdays 12-4 thru June 18, 2016
or by appointment
"Much of my work comes through integration of the unexpected. I return to earlier memories, a time when the external world was filled with unknowns—full of possibility for the imagination. This kind of experience is often lost in the transition to adulthood when exploration shifts to self-examination. Each of my paintings is a different intersection of the present colliding with the past, becoming a representation of place merged with subjective reflection.
House Under the Hill is a portrayal of an entity submerged, and yet it is not suffocated, rather it continues to breath and inhabit life. The life emerging is sometimes fully realized in dreamscapes and landscapes, and sometimes fragmented in elemental close ups, seen in energy fields of a tree branch or the residue of memory…Here for the first time I will be showing debris fiber pieces (which I think of as specimens of the house) alongside my paintings. Excavating, sifting, going deeper within." - Sarah Nesbit, 2016
Sarah Nesbit was born and raised in Peoria, IL. She earned her BFA degree at the University of Illinois in Chicago and her MFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005. This body of work features paintings in egg tempera, a paint-making process of blending pigment, water and egg. Along with her keen attunement to the subjects of landscape and memory, Sarah instinctively operates in the studio as a "materials person." Captivated by making her own paints with special attention given to the physicality of her process, this show also includes Sarah's series she calls her debris pieces, carefully selected and repurposed by-products from her studio explorations.