Janet Sawyer “The Progress of Days”

Blue Mountain Gallery

poster for Janet Sawyer “The Progress of Days”
[Image: Janet Sawyer "The Long Days" (2017) acrylic on canvas, 36x144 in.]

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Blue Mountain Gallery presents The Progress of Days, a one person exhibition by Janet Sawyer. The twelve foot horizontal triptychs exhibited here are the result of working in her new Montauk studio, which Sawyer calls a “perfect space” where she has expanded both her imagery and the size of her new pieces. From the lengthening days of high summer and the longer shadows and early evenings later on, the paintings respond to the progression of hours and days. The solar eclipse of August was impetus for a third triptych in black white and grays, and there are a group of small “rainy day” paper cut-outs in grays as well as some smaller paintings.

These new works continue Sawyer’s engagement with abstract painting. The “dashing spontaneity and easy informality” that were noted by Lawrence Campbell in Art In America remain present in her work.

Janet Sawyer was born in Raleigh North Carolina. She was a founding student of the NY Studio School, and received her MFA from Brooklyn College. She lives and works in Manhattan and Montauk, NY and has exhibited continuously since l972 in NYC, Paris, Berlin, and various American venues. Her work is in collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, West Publishing, Gibbons PC, Sterling Corp., Bryn Mawr College as well as private collections in the U.S. and Europe. Reviews include the New York Times, Art In America, Art News, Where NY Magazine, Ms. Magazine and other publications.



from November 28, 2017 to December 23, 2017

Opening Reception on 2017-11-30 from 18:00 to 20:00


Janet Sawyer

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