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Rebecca Saylor Sack

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Artist Bio

Rebecca Saylor Sack earned her MFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University and her BFA from The Cooper Union. She is a recipient of the Fleisher Wind Challenge, and the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship from the United States Department of Education. The artist has participated in solo and group exhibitions nationwide, including The Michener Art Museum (Doylestown, PA); Stockton University (Galloway, NJ); The University of Delaware, (Newark, DE); Nicelle Beauchene Gallery (New York, NY); Seraphin Gallery (Philadelphia, PA); Fette’s Gallery (Los Angeles, CA); and Silas Marder Gallery (Bridgehampton, NY); and internationally at the Galleria Glance (Torino, Italy) and Donn Roca Gallery (Odense, Denmark).  She is currently the Director of the Fine Arts Program and Painting Emphasis Coordinator at The University of the Arts.

Rebecca is deeply fascinated by the ever-changing processes of growth decay, and overconsumption visible in our environment—of our own body and the landscape surrounding us. Much of her imagery is gleaned from observation, whether painted directly from life in the studio or through the accumulation of drawings made while walking.

Her paintings are inspired by the tradition of the momento mori still life, and draw from narratives of speculative fantasy and science fiction. She paints from life, assembling structures in the studio created from bone and flora. These forms are chosen for their personal connection resonance; flowers she has cultivated and bones she has collected.

Material and color are invoked for their visceral ability to create sensations of seduction and repulsion. Brilliant reds radiate against sallow hues, while thick strokes of dense creamy paint rupture luminous transparent passages. The insistence upon materiality heightens a sense of disorientation and the hallucinatory. Rebecca seeks to create works that court the extremities of stability and riot, growth and decay.

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