“A New Day” by Sandra Quinn
Linked is Sandra Quinn’s 4th solo exhibition at Greenhut Galleries. Quinn’s command of her medium is at once evident upon observation of her work. She uses encaustic (pigmented wax), oils and other mediums to explore making marks and gestures as related to color and shape. The call and response dialogue created by mark making, layering of wax, scraping away and collage provides the vehicle that leads to the finished piece. The blank surface is an invitation – anything is possible. The work is abstract without reference to any object or subject. The paintings are simply an expression of the influences and experiences of her life.
About Linked Quinn states, “This is the story of connections, of seeing the big picture. My memories are the foundation of who I am today. They bubble to the surface to be seen in a new light. In painting, I summon memories and give them space to breathe. These spaces create a rhythm which builds new perspective. From this point of view I link past to present, present to future.”
Quinn holds a BFA in painting with honors from the Portland School of Art (now the Maine College of Art). Her work has been exhibited at the University of New England Art Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, the Saco Museum, Maine Coast Artists as well as many galleries both local and national. She is a member of the Peregrine Press.