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Dull the shiny thing

Collection: Gray's School of Art Collection
Object Type: Painting
Artist/Maker: Stanley, Sarah J
Date: 2006
Media/Materials: Oil on canvas with mixed media
Dimensions: 225.5 cm x 196 cm
Awards: RGU Drawing and Painting Purchase Award
Classification: Painting


Figurative composition featuring a standing nude female and abstract elements. RGU purchase prize.

My work creates a defined and carefully considered space in which there is a sense of movement. Movement being a sensitivity to time and being, placed within an area one might consider as 'optional'. I disband semiotic meaning from anything that might be considered an icon or sign and put trust in the integrity of my subjective practice and commitment. Personal yet universal meaning can emerge within a viaried context of scale. Incremental changes, place one breath next to another and celebrate the in-betweens and simple parts that collect to form my paintings.

I rely on beauty found in the transition.
The passing note.
The perpetual relay of each moment seamlessly and freshly giving to the next.
The little things.
The 'why not's .
The art, truly given to each and every inflection.

Sarah Stanley 2006

RGU Purchase Prize
Object Number: ABDRG2006.7