A fertile emptiness

Form+Content Gallery presents A Fertile Emptiness, a solo exhibition of new works on paper by Michal Sagar. In this series, Sagar draws together remnants of history – artistic, social, personal – edging towards a new vision of untamed wildness. Various large, unframed pieces are drawn and painted, using a wide range of materials including graphite, charcoal, conté, pastel, sand, pumice, carborundum, wax, and oil paint. Smaller lithographic prints reference aspects of these larger works and are reimagined with a variety of drawing materials, watercolor, and gouache. In all of the work, multiple levels of imagery, gestures, and mark making have transparent and translucent layers, revealing throughout, an intimacy of touch.

Michal Sagar is the Visual Arts Department Head at Breck School and a current member of Form+Content Gallery in Minneapolis, MN. She received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her drawings, paintings, and encaustic works have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Solo shows include: A Fertile Emptiness at Form+Content Gallery in Minneapolis, MN; The Beginning of the Third Dream at the Schaeffer Gallery, Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN; Excavation at the Tychman Shapiro Gallery in Minneapolis, MN; and Coexistence at the Acanthe Gallery in La Ferté Loupière, France.


November 29, 2018 - January 05, 2019

Opening reception:  Saturday, December 01, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Artist talk:  Thursday, December 06, 7:00 PM


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