Sascha Braunig - Art Lecture Series
Join us for an artist talk with visiting artist in Painting, Sascha Braunig. This lecture is a part of the Kent Blossom Art Lecture Series where visiting artists come from all over the country to teach workshops and give lectures at Kent State University's School of Art. All lectures begin at 6:00 p.m. in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Arts (325 Terrace Dr. in Kent, Ohio) and are FREE and open to the public.
Sascha Braunig’s paintings and drawings combine vibrant color and an hypnotic style. Her works reflect upon illusion and the surface of the represented subject. In dream-like scenes, where repetition and patterning are foregrounded, Braunig’s figures emit an extrasensory glow: flaring with reflected color, they are iridescent beings whose very skin seems to be a source of psychic power. Foreground, background, and figure often merge, as if the subject is expanding into, yet also constrained by, the frame of the painting.
Sascha Braunig (Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada, 1983) currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a BFA from The Cooper Union, New York, and an MFA in painting from Yale University.
Solo exhibitions include: Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA (2017); MoMA PS1, New York (2016-2017); Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway (2016). Selected group exhibitions include: “Stranger,” Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, OH (2016); “Surround Audience: 2015 New Museum Triennial,” New Museum, New York, NY (2015); "A Top Hat, A Monocle, and A Butterfly,” Etablissement d’en face projects, Brussels, Belgium; “Animal/Vegetable/Mineral: The Artistʼs Guide to the World,” Florence Griswold Museum, CT; and "Surreal Selves,” Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD (all 2013).
Image: Sascha Braunig, Warm Leatherette, Oil on canvas over panel, 26.5 x 29"