Sandra Mueller-Dick

Tripping the Light Fantastic

December 7 - January 18, 2018

Reception: Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6-8 PM

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Sandra Mueller-Dick creates intimately sized canvases of fruits and vegetables, capturing the subtle mystery of the organic shapes with a blend of imagination and precision. The artist depicts the dramatic play of light and shadow in her quiet works. She renders the shapes and colors of the natural world against a flat, black background, blurring the lines between still life and portraiture. Mueller-Dick imbues her inanimate subjects with character, lending humble fruits and vegetables a sense of wonder. 
 
Utilizing rich, autumnal colors, Mueller-Dick paints an anise bulb, a slice of orange, and a ripe tomato, capturing the idiosyncrasies of color and form with attention. A burnt auburn pepper and multicolored squash are depicted as stark, vivid shapes against the dark background. Finally, an oblong eggplant and luscious pear are painted with watercolor and varnish on panel, the careful layers of pigment creating sumptuous tonal shifts and soft, hazy shadows. Mueller-Dick paints the tangible and the fleeting; her organic subjects take on life, but their materiality is elusive.

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Sandra Mueller-Dick

Tripping the Light Fantastic

December 7 - January 18, 2018

Reception: Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6-8 PM

Still Life with Garlic
Still Life with Garlic

Mixed media on canvas
6" x 6"

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Sandra Mueller-Dick creates intimately sized canvases of fruits and vegetables, capturing the subtle mystery of the organic shapes with a blend of imagination and precision. The artist depicts the dramatic play of light and shadow in her quiet works. She renders the shapes and colors of the natural world against a flat, black background, blurring the lines between still life and portraiture. Mueller-Dick imbues her inanimate subjects with character, lending humble fruits and vegetables a sense of wonder. 
 
Utilizing rich, autumnal colors, Mueller-Dick paints an anise bulb, a slice of orange, and a ripe tomato, capturing the idiosyncrasies of color and form with attention. A burnt auburn pepper and multicolored squash are depicted as stark, vivid shapes against the dark background. Finally, an oblong eggplant and luscious pear are painted with watercolor and varnish on panel, the careful layers of pigment creating sumptuous tonal shifts and soft, hazy shadows. Mueller-Dick paints the tangible and the fleeting; her organic subjects take on life, but their materiality is elusive.

Still Life with Garlic
Still Life with Garlic
Still Life with Anise
Still Life with Anise
Still Life with Orange
Still Life with Orange
Still Life with Eggplant
Still Life with Eggplant
Still Life with Pear
Still Life with Pear
Still Life with Squash
Still Life with Squash
Still Life with Tomato
Still Life with Tomato
Still Life with Pepper
Still Life with Pepper
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Tripping the Light Fantastic | December 7 - January 18, 2018

The Infinity of Thoughts
50" x 50" - Acrylic on Canvas