Sarah Sutton

Region: Northeast


City / State: Rochester , NY

The content of my work centers on stories of land use, environmental disasters, and the constant temptation of escape through amusement. I try to create time-based images within the finite, fixed frame of a painting. The imagery is often so visually complex and dense that my hand struggles to keep up and combine them. The process from sketching to painting teaches me how to decipher the complexity of the moment, and to explore the webs and networks that exist outside historical or mainstream narratives often used to describe them. I aim to create unity upon first glance, but also allow for incongruence, contradiction, and pain. The act of painting and knowing the world are intimately connected.