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Sarina Villareal

ABSTRACT Evoking Edward Thordike’s Decay Theory, my paintings are an exploration of transcribed memory. In the “Garden Series” I recreate botanicals without visual reference, breaking apart the subject’s morphology and physiology than compose the piece working solely from recollection. The result is a reconstructed translation of the botanical effected by memory deterioration. FIGURATIVE Exploring the complexity of human emotion, I seek to capture micro expressions and gestures in meditative moments; an introspective state of churning and physical state of suspension. Additionally, the water that surrounds my subjects serve both a literal and figurative purpose acting as the physical embodiment of thought: conductive, agitated or placid, reflective or murky, easily rippled but easily stilled. Represented by 15th Street Gallery | 1519 S 1500 E Salt Lake City UT 84105 | 801.468.1515 RESUME 2013 Utah Arts Festival Gallery • Salt Lake City, UT • Decay Theory • Solo, parallel Expressionist Visions 2013 Sugarhouse Gallery • Salt Lake City, UT • Traces • Solo 2013 Avenues Street Festival • Salt Lake City, UT 2013 Utah Museum of Contemporary Art • Salt Lake City • Benefit Gala 2012/13 Kayo Gallery • Salt Lake City, UT • Small Show 2012 Steven Brown Dance • Salt Lake City, UT • Benefit Gala 2012 15th Street Gallery • Salt Lake City, UT • Garden Series 2012 Sugarhouse Gallery • Salt Lake City, UT • Means Of Egress • Solo 2012 Linus Galleries • Pasadena, CA • Portraits 2012 Rio Grande C

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