Striving not for photorealism, Sanders instead reduces the noise of his driving log into serene abstractions—a cliff band as contours of contrast, a roof tiled by palette knife. An album of disparate photos distilled into explorations of color and form—less narrative, more evocative, his hand visible at every turn, painterly and patient.
Titles gesture at locations, but never point. His scenes are self-determined, painted with no destination in mind, each canvas becoming whole according to its own will and wayfinding, unbounded by geographic (or artistic) expectation. As long as they arrive somewhere interesting—a composition charged with visual discovery—Sanders feels content. “My hope is that the audience will see the landscape in a different way, or at least see parts of the landscape that they didn’t notice before.”
Reclamation, our exhibition of new work by Jared Sanders, runs from August 27 to September 8 at Altamira Fine Art in Jackson, with a reception held from 5 to 8pm during the Fall Arts Festival Palates and Palettes Gallery Walk on September 7. For more information on the exhibit, please contact Altamira Fine Art by email (connect@AltamiraArt.com) or phone (307-739-4700).