Sarah Esposito, School of Art Adjunct Faculty and Alumni, Will Be Opening Her First Solo Show At Kink Contemporary

School of Art adjunct professor and painting M.F.A. alumni, Sarah Esposito, will be opening her first solo show, “Into the Syncline”, at Kink Contemporary in Cleveland on February 18, 2023. The show will include elements of painting and collage landscapes that mirror the artist’s relationship with the natural world. “Into the Syncline” is inspired by the folds in the earth’s crust, like those that form mountains and islands. Sarah Esposito has examined these formations recently in Colorado and other regional parks.

“Raised in the Appalachian Mountains, being outdoors and experiencing the landscape drove my artistic practice. From traditional painting en plein air, I began to document, through watercolor paintings and sketching, moments in the landscape that I found curious while also familiar. I always found a sense of comfort while painting the landscape representationally, like being in the presence of someone that makes you feel safe and who knows you completely.” Says Sarah Esposito

Esposito lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio. She is also an adjunct instructor at both Kent State University and Ashland University, teaching Introductory Level Art Appreciation, Drawing, 2D, and 3D courses. Esposito received her B.A. in Studio Art from Fairmont State University in 2020 and her M.F.A. from Kent State University in 2022.

“Into the Syncline” opens at 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2023, and will run through Friday, April 7, 2023. The exhibition will have additional public viewings on Friday, March 3rd, 2023, from 5-9 p.m. and for a public closing reception on Friday, April 7, 2023, from 5-9 p.m. coinciding with the Waterloo Arts District’s Walk All Over Waterloo events.

KINK Contemporary is an exhibition space founded in 2019. KINK strives to connect the artist, both established and emerging, who have a unique voice and technique to people of all ages and backgrounds with a primary focus on underrepresented artists. KINK is an exhibition space culminated by artists FOR artists. KINK Contemporary works hard to promote creative passion, working with each artist and listening to the needs and suggestions to continually improve their mission. All exhibitions are free to the public, with select exhibition open dates and opportunities for private viewings outside the Walk All Over Waterloo event on the first Friday of every month. KINK Contemporary is located at 15515 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, OH 44110.

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Image: (Left) Washed Over, Sarah Esposito; (Middle) Sarah Esposito; Credit: McKenzie Beynon; (Right) Unfamiliar Color, Sarah Esposito

POSTED: Thursday, January 26, 2023 12:22 PM
Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2023 01:00 PM