Jen Tough Gallery

Sara Post

Red Sun, Oil and Wax on Panel, 2017

Red Sun, Oil and Wax on Panel, 2017

Naranja 1, oil and wax on panel, 2017

Naranja 1, oil and wax on panel, 2017

Naranja 2, oil and wax on panel, 2017

Naranja 2, oil and wax on panel, 2017

Castle (Sand), oil and wax on panel, 2017

Castle (Sand), oil and wax on panel, 2017

 

 

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Abstraction is, for me, a natural language. It’s concentrated and challenging,  mysterious and opaque. I love its ambiguities, that it often creates more questions than answers.  

Sara Post’s paintings explore complex, sometimes contradictory worlds. Personal experiences of nature and culture are represented in color drenched layers of loose geometry and freely drawn lines. Her materials range from oil paint and pigment sticks mixed with wax and solvents to more unorthodox combinations of charcoal, sand and cement, describing the etherial in concrete terms.

A life long artist, her work transitioned from ceramics to painting after a printmaking residency with Linda Goodman in Italy in 2007. She began working with oil and cold wax mixed media in 2010, studying with Rebecca Crowell and Lisa Pressman.

Art 26/Sara Post Studio in downtown Davis, California combines work and teaching space with a small gallery for the exhibition of abstract art.

 

Solo and Two Person Exhibits 2007-2017

2017
Home + The World, International House, University of California Davis, Davis, CAShoreline, Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, CA  
Looking Around, The Clayground, Winters, CA
2016
North Coast, Art 26, Davis, CA 2013
Camp Barbera, The Artery Gallery, Davis, CA
2011
Close To Home, The Artery Gallery, Davis, CA
Gardens: Monotype, Chamber of Commerce, Davis, CA
2010
Ink, Paper, Wax, Latitudes, Auburn, CA
2007
A Month In Florence: Photographs and Monotype, International House, University of California Davis, Davis, CA
Sara Post: Monotype and Mixed Media, Davis Art Center, Davis, CA

Selected Group Exhibits2007-2017

2017
Wax, Jen Tough Gallery, Vallejo, CA
Women In The Abstract, Jen Tough Gallery, Vallejo, CA
2016 Fall National Exhibit, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA Slice: A Selection of Regional Art, Pence Gallery, Davis CA
2015
Material Worlds: Sixteen Artists + Their Materials, Davis Arts Center Tsao Gallery, Davis, CA
California Fine Arts, California State Fair, Sacramento, CA merit award for 2D work, Selected 5 Best of Show
2014
Winter’s Tales: 23 Artists Interpret The Season, The Artery Gallery, Davis, CA
Slice: A Survey of Regional Art, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA
2013
California Clay Competition, Tony Natsoulas, juror, The Artery, Davis, CA juror’s award
Good Company: Great Clay and Glass in California 1932-2012, Kathleen Hanna, juror, Petaluma Art Center, Petaluma, CA
2010
Lessons From Things, Davis Art Center Tsao Gallery, Davis, CA
20/20, 20th Street Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2009
Thinking In Layers, Davis Art Center Tsao Gallery, Davis, CA
ACGA at PARC, Ceramics at Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, CA
2008
One of A Kind: Monotypes and Monoprints, Tsao Gallery and Atrium, Davis Art
Center, Davis, CA
KVIE Art Auction, prize winner, printmaking, Sacramento, CA
2007
Follow The Line: ACGA Traditions In Clay,  The Pence Gallery. Davis, CA

Commissions/Public Collections
University Retirement Center, Davis, CA, Davis Transmedia Sculpture Walk, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
Riverside Medical Center, Riverside, CA
Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
Alta Bates, Berkeley, CA
Carol Read Breast Care Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Berkeley, CA
Kaiser Permanente,
    Washington D.C.
    San Diego, CA
    Walnut Creek, CA
    Irvine, CA
Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston TX
Mercy Hospital, Ypsalanti, MI
Northwestern Mutual Insurance, Franklin, WI
Eisenhower Medical Center, Renker Pavillion, Rancho Mirage, CA
Gilette Children’s Hospital, Minneapolis, MN
Prentice Women’s Hospial, Chicago, IL
Marriot Hotel, Laguna Cliffs, CA
Memorial Hemann Katy Hospital, Katy TX

Books Projects Workshops

Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts, Conversation, Rebecca Crowell, Jerry McLaughlin, Squeegee Press, 2017
Making and Installing Handmade Tile, Lark Books, 2005
The Artful Home, Guild Publications, 2005, 2006, 2007
Crafts Of Northern California, Alcove Books, 2003
The Best Of Pottery, Angela Fina, Writers Digest Book, 1996

Projects
Curatorial: Tsao Gallery, Davis Arts Center, Davis, CA2002-2014
Textile Collection: Close to Home, 24 designs, P-B Fabrics 2012

Workshops
Workshop Leader: Abstract Painting and Drawing, Oil and Cold Wax Mixed Media, Painterly Collage, Printmaking and Monotype

Shake Rag Alley, Mineral Point, WI, 2018
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA 2012-present
Art 26, Davis CA 2015-present
Davis Arts Center, Davis, CA 2002-2017

Education
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, BA English/studio art/art education
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, MA ceramics/art education
University of California, Davis, CA, directed studies, ceramics