Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Yolanda Sánchez. This is her seventh solo exhibition with the gallery.
Titled Come Slowly - Eden!, Sánchez draws the name from an Emily Dickinson poem about the intoxication of flowers and fragrance in Eden. And inspired by a Henri Matisse quote, “there are always flowers for those who want to see them” Sánchez says, “Flowers have long been a central theme for me and are evidence of my deep-rooted relationship to the natural world, informing my overall approach to image-making.”
With nature as the catalyst for much of her art, she works with its natural forms and aspires to translate the senses into visual matter. “On the heels of my recent solo textile exhibition, “The Earth Laughs in Flowers,” in which I explore the light and color of my immediate natural environment through native flora, I now continue this thematic journey in paint. It is the color but also the sensuousness of nature that I endeavor to suggest in both my paintings and textiles.”
Sánchez’s PhD in Clinical Psychology and MFA in Painting serve as complex lenses in the process of her craft. “I am interested in the joyful, playful, or even spiritual properties of light, and believe strongly that we shape the world around us through our perceptions, awareness, and attention,” she says. “I would like to offer an invitation to awaken to beauty and delight, to a moment of contemplation, below the line of thought. My current series of paintings reflects a light-hearted, fun attitude, if even, at times, a bit wild and bold.”