Kristen Sanders -- Untitled (mask)


Acrylic on collaged paper, signed and dated on recto
12 x 9 inches

All proceeds from this sale will be donated to the Ukrainian charity Razom. In this work on paper, Kristen Sanders builds on the themes of her 2022 Dreamsong exhibition 'Infinite Beach.' Drawing from the smooth gloss and rigid joints of anatomical models, the otherworldly texture of silicone, and the rugged beaches of her native California, Sanders creates uneasy portraits that explore what remnants survive at the periphery of existence. Colored with midnight blue and violet and smoldering tangerine, these works remind us that we are always stranded somewhere along the continuum between where we are going and whence we came.

Kristen Sanders (b. 1989 California) is an artist and educator currently based in Minneapolis, MN. She received her BA from the University of California Davis in 2012 and her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2016. Recent exhibitions include Lucky Charm with Moosey Art in London, 44 Signs of the Times at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ, Early Bodies at Kathryn Brennan Gallery in New York, NY, Right Now at Hair + Nails in Minneapolis, MN, and Kristen Sanders and Vanessa Thill at Step Sister in New York, NY. Sanders has also been included in Nada Miami in 2019, Felix Art Fair Los Angeles in 2019, and in 2018 was an artist in residence at The Maple Terrace in Brooklyn, NY.