Feb 24th 2019

Sarah Leuchtner: 12 New Paintings

@ Hubbard Street Lofts

1821 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Sunday, February 24th, from 7PM - 10PM

On view through Friday, March 1st

Curated by Bianca Bova

Sarah Leuchtner’s practice deftly incorporates precepts of contemporary culture with a painterly approach that calls on formal relationships with the graphic, the iconographic, and the structural.

Her sharply honed geometric vocabulary leverages repetition to explore expressions of contemporary social consumption. This exploration is most directly at work in her process-based engagement with “guilty pleasure” media, often incorporated in the artist’s studio while she is at work.

The unique materiality of Leuchtner’s paintings, which incorporate proprietary dye mixes, yield a signature translucency; previous gestures and forms naturally re-emerge throughout the develpment of the work, simultaneously rendering it unclear which marks preceded the others, and underscoring the importance of the painting’s origin, however opaque it may have become.

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