Stare in the mirror at you lengthy enough and some bizarre shit starts to happen. You commence to see characteristics you never ever found, type of morphings that turn out to be obvious only when you glimpse carefully and longingly. I check out and prevent this individually, as I most likely you should not want to see my eye degree or slight malfunction of my brain to encounter connection. But Sara Birns, the Santa Cruz-based painter who helps make a bending and blurring face a matter of elegance, paints these transforming thoughts in an eloquent and grotesque fashion.
Richard Heller Gallery is delighted to existing: Sara Birns: Explorers of the Backyard garden World. This is Birns’ second solo exhibition with the gallery.
As the exhibition notes, “We are the explorers of the backyard garden planet. Our morphed faces uncover the layers of ever-transforming thoughts we practical experience in one times as we journey to check out ourselves and our influences on this planet. The functions are a blend of oil pastel and oil paint performed in a unique get to get the viewers by means of different phases we confront in the course of our working experience. The operates were being created in the course of the artist’s travels as a result of Europe for five months and ongoing on arriving back to her hometown, Santa Cruz CA. The tale highlights Birns’ own journey to changeover from emotion disconnected to positioning herself on paths to assist her get well a relationship to character. Realizing the affect we all have on this earth, and how to steer it in instructions for a additional luscious yard planet.”