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Sarah Doherty Heinrichs


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New Century Artists Gallery | 530 W 25th

Curated by Paul Calendrillo

Every day molecules self replicate and group themselves into cells, creating life from inanimate matter or Abiogenesis. Artist Sarah Doherty Heinrichs paints the power, beauty and meaning in these early forms found on the ocean bed, the far reaches of the universe and under the microscope.

Sarah’s methodology and technique mirror the drama of the Renaissance with high chiaroscuro images in dark shadows and ethereal light. She masterfully combines complex interplay of color and observation of detail into a surrealist guessing game between the familiar and the uninvestigated. Her work challenges us to search through the finite details of subjects on the micro and macroscopic level and open-up to stimulating surprises.

This exhibition will also include a number of ink and watercolor drawings of musical instruments with unexpected, lifelike movement. Her grand pianos and guitars dance to the music of their own creation with spirit and whimsy. Sarah completes the cycle with the end product of Abiogenesis, the fully developed but equally playful animal.

Sarah first learned the fundamentals of color theory, shadows and layout from her grandfather and continued her studies receiving a BFA with distinction from the University Saskatchewan. Sarah’s work is widely exhibited in Canada and most recently in New York.

Sarah manages youthful exuberance and passion with a mature, skilled hand. She lives and paints in Saskatoon, Canada.

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