Sarah E. Wain "Let's Eat" Art Show uncommon ground Edgewater
Hang Date: 8/10/15 Opening Date: Thursday 8/13/15 6pm
About the Artist:
SARAH E. WAIN
August 10 - November 2
For the past few years I have been exploring the subject of food. I believe food to be essential,
it is our common ground, and it is inherently beautiful. For these reasons, food deserves to be
examined on a larger scale.
Most recently I have painted raw fruits and vegetables. These subjects offer such a wide range
of colors, textures, and organic shapes. Their simplicity and vibrancy appeal to our sense of
what is natural and what is pure. Alternatively, cakes, tarts, and breads are unique for the skills
and labor required to transform singular ingredients into a cohesive whole. The complexity and
refinement of baked goods show the expertise of the baker, while offering the artist a new
range of challenging textures, colors, and forms.
Beyond aesthetics, food is experiential. Images of food activate the viewer’s sense of taste and
smell. Food also evokes strong memories of time shared in the kitchen and around the table
with friends and family.
Through this series of paintings, I wish to speak to both the beauty and experience of food. I do
this by enlarging the subjects on plain backgrounds and painting the compositions in a photo-
realistic manner. By enhancing the size and focusing on minute details, viewers can see and
experience food in a new light.
Sarah Wain is a Chicago-based painter specializing in realistic oil painting. She has shown her
food paintings in galleries and eateries throughout the Midwest, including shows in Wichita,
Kansas and Bloomington, Indiana. In Chicago, her work has been displayed at the Cook County
Treasurer’s Office, Café Selmarie, and Sweet Sensations Pastry.
Sarah graduated from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri with a degree in Art Education.
Since then, Sarah has worked as a public school art educator in Missouri, Indiana, and now
Illinois. She currently teachers art to high school students at Lane Tech College Prep, a selective
enrollment school in Chicago.
Contact Sarah through her website at http://sarahewain.com to purchase originals, prints, or
request commissions. Or, email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on 08/10/2015 at 12:00:00 AM