Sarah Meyers Brent: Growth and Decay

{ Wednesday, May 31st – Sunday, June 25th } Sarah Meyers Brent pushes the definitions of beauty with Growth and Decay.

The Kingston Gallery in Boston is preparing to host artist Sarah Meyers Brent‘s latest exhibition: Growth and Decay. An exploration of the boundaries between beauty and ugliness, the exhibit, Brent says, is about imperfection. “Imperfection,” she says, “is beautiful because it is alive and feels real.”

Brent sees richness in material that might otherwise be considered trash. Using lush paint, recycled fabric, foam, decaying flowers, dirt, and vines, Brent’s mixed-media pieces pour out of and accrete to the canvas and walls. Natural elements of flowers and plant materials appear throughout Growth and Decay, drooping and decaying, maintaining beauty in muted colors. A sculptural piece oozes from a hole in the gallery wall and debris infiltrates the space. Brent’s work is both personal and universal in theme, symbolizing how life feels while working through life’s many vagaries, from anxieties about parenting to climate change..

Sarah Meyers Brent Growth and Decay
The Kingston Gallery
450 Harrison Ave # 43, Boston, Massachusetts
Exhibit on View Wednesday, May 31st – Sunday, June 25th
Opening Reception Friday, June 2nd
5:30PM – 8:00PM
Image courtesy of Kingston Gallery
Caroline DavisSarah Meyers Brent: Growth and Decay

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