RAWsalt | OUTER SPACE, Paintings by Sarah Keliher Walsh

September 18th – October 31st
Artist & Opening reception October 5th, 2017 from 6 – 9 pm

Painter Sarah Keliher Walsh recently spent 4 weeks in the Highlands of Scotland painting pleinair, but not in the way you would imagine. Renting a tiny red Geo Metro, Sarah drove into Scotland, traveling by herself, with nothing in way of a plan except that the contents of her suitcase were taken up in large part by a series of large pieces of folded canvas, 60 x 60 inches. The resulting series is part of a major effort to re-explore the traditions of landscape painting on a grand scale. Each of these works were started in the Highlands and completed in Walsh’s studio in Eagle Rock. Without access to a large enough easel or stretch bars while in Scotland, Walsh stretched the canvas out on the ground, a few times in driving rain, allowing the elements to color the fabric and inform her process. These works are both surreal and naturally organic possessing both the unique hand of the artist as well as influences from the landscape that the painter allowed to intervene. 

Explore the work of Sarah Keliher Walsh Download the exhibition catalogue