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Sara E Eichner
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant

ARTIST STATEMENT: I want to create a space where point of view can not be fixed. Optical games stand in for my struggle to comprehend the complexities of seeing. Using simple drawing tools and paper, I engage a systematic process that branches into new forms as I meet if / else junctures in the work. The series grows iteratively, engaging perception as a subject and a means.

To begin, I create a grid of converging lines in perspective to establish a basic unit of pictorial space. That bound unit: lines and perspective, becomes the foundation for building complexity. Variables such as repetition, color, incremental rotation, inversion, concentration and dispersion are applied. Properties of the initial unit are subverted and transformed.

Perception is slowed — and space for contemplation created — by a play between solidity and transparency, mass and lightness, concentration and diffusion. A build up of marks aggregates into optical mixtures and resolves into patterns created by processes of rotation and layering. These patterns and binary relationships emerge slowly and networks of lines converge and disperse creating multiple visual paths through fields of structured accumulation. My very human hand leaves behind texture that animates the final artifacts of this process.

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Solo Exhibitions
2015 Sara Eichner: Recent Paintings, Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Urban Perspectives, (with David Molander) Gensler Architecture Offices, New York, NY
2011 Sara Eichner: New Paintings and Prints, Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York, NY
2008 Plane Equilibrium, Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Sight Lines, Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York, NY
2005 Interior/Exterior, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, OH
2004 Façade, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2003 Brickwork, PPOW Gallery, New York, NY
2001 Sidings, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Group Exhibitions
2013 Geometry Interrupted, Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Simone Joseph
2011 Plane Speaking, McKenzie Fine Arts, New York, NY
2010 New Prints 2010, International Center for Printmaking, New York, NY, & at Visual Arts Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX
2006 Keyholder Exhibition, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY
2006 Structured, Spattered Columns Gallery at ACNY, New York, NY. Curated by Jeff Bergman
2009 Group print exhibition, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY
2008 Stone Canoe Journal Exhibition, Delavan Gallery, Syracuse, NY
2007 Ferragosto, summer group show, Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Wedgewood Rundown, 68 Jay Street Bar, Brooklyn, NY
2006 World Without End, McKenzie Fine Arts, New York, NY
2006 Greatest Hits, Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Building Structures, Westby Gallery, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
2006 Bright Ideas, Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York, NY
2005 Rigorous Fun, Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York, NY
2004 The Matzo files, New York, NY
2004 Picante, Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, GA
2003 At Present, Painting & Sculpture, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2003 Superstructures, ArtSpace, New Haven, CT
2003 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY
2003 Classical/Vernacular, with Tom Krueger. Earlville Opera House, Earlville, NY
2002 Scratch, Arena Gallery, New York, NY
2002 Locations, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2002 Best of Stock, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2002 A Special Place, Arena Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2001 New York Foundation of Arts, Painting Fellowships, Sotheby’s, New York, NY
2001 Back and Forth; Mapping the Commute, Vacancy Gallery, Bronx, NY
2000 Artist In The Marketplace 20th Annual Exhibition, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
2000 Fresh Produce, Charas Center, New York, NY
1999 A.I.R. Gallery Invitational Exhibition, New York, NY
1999 Group Exhibition, Morlan Art Gallery, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY
1998 Saltonstall Foundation Exhibition, State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY
1998 Cazenovia Counterpoint Invitational Exhibition, Cazenovia College Art Gallery, Cazenovia, NY
1998 Masters of Fine Arts Presentation, Lowe Art Gallery. Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
1998 Group Drawing Exhibition, Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY
1997 Apple Nock Leaf, The Drawing Room, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
1997 Traveling Drawing Exhibition, 1. SUNY Oneanta 2. Oregon University 3. Syracuse University

2015 Finalist, Sustainable Arts Foundation Visual Arts Award, San Francisco, CA
2009-2010 Keyholder residency, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY
2005 New American Paintings, #62, 2005 North East Edition, Curated by Bill Arning
2000 New York Foundation for the Arts, Artist Fellowship, New York, NY
2000 Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY
1999 Millay Colony Residency Fellowship, Austerlitz, NY
1998 Graduate Student Painting award, Syracuse University Painting Department, Syracuse, NY
1997 Saltonstall Foundation Residency Fellowship, Ithaca, NY

MediaMath, Los Angeles, CA
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
Wellington Management, New York, NY
Credit Suisse, New York, NY
US Department of State, Washington, D.C.
Hallmark Cards, Kansas City, MO
Alliance Bernstein, New York, NY

Publications & Reviews
• Emilio Gomaliz, Triangulation Blog, March 15, 2011
• Jason Urban, Printeresting online, January 25, 2011
• Mason Currey, Metropolis Magazine, "Off the Grid”, December, 2008
• Wallpaper Magazine online, "Sara Eichner exhibition, New York", November, 2008
• S. Moreno, ID Magazine online, "Architecturally-Influenced Painting in Chelsea", November, 2008
• Melissa Friedling, "Sight Lines", essay for exhibition catalogue, October, 2006
• Contemporary American Painting, #62, 2005 North East Edition, curated by Bill Arning
• Lisa Hatchadoorian, Building Structures, exhibition brochure essay, 2005
• Dan Tranberg, "Dualities and Paradoxes in the works of Russell Maltz and Sara Eichner", brochure for "Interior/Exterior" exhibition at the McDonough Museum of Art in Youngstown, OH. 2005
• Jennifer Alt, “Picante: Latino Influence on American Culture” Eco Latino, Volume 2, Issue 5. August, 2004
• R.B. Strauss, “Move It, Pentimenti changes locations and offers a monumental show”, Art Matters, March 2004
• R.B. Strauss, “First friday: March marches in”, Press/Preview, March 2004
• Lori Hill, “First Friday Focus” Philadelphia City Paper, Review, March 2004
• Judy Birke, “At Artspace, a lively meditation on architecture in ‘Superstructures,’” New Haven Register, May 25, 2003
• Ian Kerr, Catalogue essay for “SuperStructures” exhibition at ArtSpace, New Haven, CT. May 2003
• Brian Boucher, “Back and Forth: A Series of Exhibitions Curated by Grady Gerbracht at Vacancy Gallery,” and John Christ, “Spaces in Between Places, Retracing the Commute.” Both essays on the Back and Forth Web site, 2001
• Lori Hill, “First Friday Focus” Philadelphia City Paper, Review, March 2001
• Holland Cotter, “Picking Out Distinctive Voices in a Pluralistic Chorus,” The New York Times, August 18, 2000
• Artist in the Marketplace, 20th Annual Exhibition Catalogue, 2000
• Antiquarian Book Monthly, June 1999
• Seven Trees, lithographs with poems by Julia Alvarez. Kat Ran Press, 1999
• Sherry Chayat, Syracuse Herald Journal, review, April 1998

1998 Syracuse University, Masters of Fine Arts, painting
1992 Kenyon College, Bachelor of Arts, studio art major

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