The Christopher Brodigan Gallery Archive

"Construction of Light" by Sarah Meyer

January 13-March 6, 2014

Artist Sarah Meyer’s work is an exploration of light. She is compelled by its mystery and has discovered that the interaction of light and space drives her creative  pursuits. Windows, walls, and ceilings are critical components in her art, allowing her to construct compositions that reveal light’s consistent yet transient nature.
Sarah seeks to build tension in her work through the marriage of light and shadow, challenging us to decipher whether the subject is light itself, or the presence of shadow. This very ambiguity is critical in maintaining her perception of light—that light is invisible, and only by observing its absence do we become aware of its presence. It is through the very act of creating that Sarah navigates this complex reality. The works in this show speak to light’s elusiveness, subtlety, and clarity within a variety of constructed spaces. Sarah has no desire to capture light itself, thus emptying it of its mystery, but hopes to give a momentary glimpse of the intricacies that light embodies.

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