Sarah Van Beckum | Nature in a World of Sense
September 1st - 28th
Slate Gray presents Nature in a World of Sense, an exhibition featuring the abstract works of Denver-based artist, Sarah Van Beckum. Expressionist in style and spirit, Van Beckum’s paintings are created from the gut with mental detachment. Acrylic paint an oil pastel are her media. Her organic process is begun by laying down large patches of color and shape, executed with fast, spontaneous, and energetic brushstrokes. Only after a mad flurry of imagery has been swept onto the canvas does the artist begin to simplify the mayhem. The work is brought to order and refined by scraping, etching, covering, and recovering the images with layers of paint.