Artist of the Month

Sherry Karver

 
Choreography of the Moment,  photo images, Oil, Narrative text, & Resin surface on wood panel, 38” x 42” x 2”.

Choreography of the Moment, photo images, Oil, Narrative text, & Resin surface on wood panel, 38” x 42” x 2”.

Sherry Karver’s mixed media works on panel reflect on human individuals experiencing life in a “sea of sameness,” by combining various materials with the artist’s original photographs taken in high foot-traffic areas. After capturing images in metropolitan hubs such as Paris city streets or Grand Central Station, she transfers the collaged photographs on paper and mounts them onto deep wood panels. Karver then applies oil glazes to build up color and surface, sealed with high-gloss resin, permitting a tactile confrontation with the overlaid stand-still moments. This encourages viewers to contemplate their own reflection in the paintings, becoming a part of the story themselves. Select figures wear narrative text, which is written by the artist based on appearance, motion, and body language, issuing significance to random passers-by. Sherry encapsulates in her own words, “My work embraces the contemporary non-linear view of time with its randomness, spontaneity, and chance occurrences.”


“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery”. - Francis Bacon