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My art tells me a lot about how I feel, I like using old brushes, I like the familiar, the memories of places long past, even the memories of paintings I've made, it seems everything is going by so fast and if I could just capture it or fix it in my mind, I'd be able to hold onto it, or understand more about the nature of time. But deep down I know that I can't and what I really want is to feel free or find some way of opening up space within myself and within the painting. If only there was a way out of this endless searching, passing of people, places and things. In the end, kindness and love and beauty of friends are the only things that really matter. Painting can feel lonely but it's the hope that one day a painting of mine could make someone feel less lonely, more a part of humanity that keeps me going. Sometimes I feel terrible that my paintings look sad, but I can't help it if that is what is coming out. The ones that are cheerful and bright come about like some kind of gift. If I stay honest to myself and to the act of painting and don't give up, I always find my way. It's all the little decisions that come about at a gut level that make a painting what it is. I'm so grateful to have something to react to and change and communicate with. Every painting is a relationship between you and it and it requires trust and belief that it will work out and that you can trust the decisions you make.
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Gretchen Scherer received a BFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and graduated with an MFA from Hunter College in 2006. She was awarded a Graf travel grant to Berlin and attended Skowhegan Residency. Her work has been included in group shows in New York, Chicago, and LA as well as a solo show in New York. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
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- Hand-crafted black or white wooden frame, fitted with UV plexi
- White, archival, Made-to-Measure Mat. Your artwork will either be matted or floated depending on artist’s specifications. Note: Artwork 24”x 36” & larger will be framed to edge (no mat).
- Expertly finished with hanging wires, protective backing archival sleeve for certificate of authenticity, and wall-friendly footers.
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