Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Another extremely talented grad student here at UNT is Sarah Williams. Williams deals with rural empty space that is devoid of people. There is always a sense of tension in her landscapes. Her night paintings stand on the edge of dread and a safe place. That kind of mixed emotion in a painting is why her work is so powerful. Williams day paintings, as shown above, fell very lonely. For me her rural spaces feels like home, although she is from another state. I think it would translate to anyone that has traveled by car and end up on some side roads. There is something inviting and scary about the small towns across America and Williams captures this feeling masterfully.