Recently, Sarah Gamble’s work features more intricate systems comprising of many small white dots. This dot work is derived from how our brains work, specifically how we put thoughts and ideas together. This brain function is often shaped by neuropaths that were formed out of life experience. The application of these (mostly) white dots on top of a darkly painted surface creates a spatial depth that makes a visual connection to the night sky, stars, and the infinity of deep space. Presently, the work is all acrylic, mostly on paper mounted on panel. Though most of Gamble’s past work focused on landscapes, the majority of her recent work incorporates figuration and is whimisical, playful, and colorful.
Philadelphia-based artist Sarah Gamble was a Pew Fellow in 2009. She has exhibited her work at the (e)merge art fair in Washington DC, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia, and The Painting Center in New York. She was a resident at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska and the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.