Sarah Dineen in WKU Gallery

March 9, 2011

The work of alumna Sarah Dineen ’97 will be on exhibit at the Western Kentucky University Gallery, in Bowling Green, KY through April 6.

Sarah Dineen was born in Massachusetts. She received a BFA from Montserrat College of Art and recently attended the Summer Residency Program in painting and mixed media at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She maintains a steady studio practice and exhibition schedule showing her paintings extensively on the east coast, including the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, the Cape Cod Museum of Art, the Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY and A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

“My work is primarily abstract, inspired by the natural world. I begin each painting with a person, object or experience in mind. The paintings are discovered within the process of making them, not mapped out beforehand. Intuition and chance balanced with real life observation come together to create psychological pictures that challenge the viewer by offering up a combination of abstract and representational elements while simultaneously revealing the history of how they are made, with some passages exposing the surface below while others hold a thick impasto of pigment. The end result is made up of swirling gesticulations of texture, form and color, scratched, dripped, and drawn, recording the rise and fall of energy and fierce physicality with which each piece is executed.”