SARAH GREW Sarah Grew (Ucross, 2013; Djerassi, 2016) creates work involving painting, photography, installation, collage, and environmental art, although her primary focus is painting. Currently, she is working on a series of paintings that examine perception of the horizontal line in relation to time, and a group of photographs that push image capture into the realm of abstraction. She has completed several public art projects and her work has been exhibited at A Healing Space, Eugene, OR; the Fairbanks Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR; Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Roseburg, OR; Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI; Verum Ultimum Gallery and Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR; and New York Center for Photographic Arts, New York, NY. Grew received a BA from the University of Michigan and participated in the School of Visual Arts of New York’s Summer Program in Tangiers, Morocco. “I was in a transitional phase of my work and used the time to explore new directions. The influence of the landscape was huge. The open space, the color of the sky, the shapes, the red clinker rocks, and scrubby gray-green plants — all of that has shown up in my work. I knew it would be beautiful but the depth of that beauty was unknown, the way it would sit with me for years. I started playing with concepts of time and have continued to explore time, memory, erasure and perception ever since.” Above: Vernal Pool, 2013, Acrylic on paper, 51” x 51” Right: Erased Landscape – Red Blue Yellow, 2013, Acrylic on paper, 48” x 48”