The Gallery: Sara Eichner

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Red circle floor pattern 38 x 39 inches, oil paint on birch panel, 2005

Introducing Sara Eichner, master painter of the humble façade.

Thought you all might like to meet an artist whose subject matter is the wondrous materials we use to cover and embellish our walls, floors and buildings. Façade materials…. She makes paintings of these materials -- and does it so well.

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Dark floral wallpaper (detail) 40 x 72 inches, oil on birch panel, 2005

Wall paper, siding, shingles, and tiles… painted in oil, goauche on paper, and drawn directly onto the wall.

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Inverted Corner Drawing scale: determined by site, approximately 60 x 60 inches each, green mechanical pencil on wall

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Side of building with blue shingles (detail) 22 x 30 inches, goauche, 2004

I love patterns… and she’s got lots of them, the meditative and repetitive, the Victorian and ornate, and sometimes she sends them sloping off into space in interesting ways.

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Green floral wallpaper 22 x 30 inches, goauche, 2004

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Blue floral wallpaper 16 x 14 inches, goauche, 2004

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Red floral wallpaper sample, 1 8.5 x 8.5 inches, oil paint on birch panel, 2005

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Green floral wallpaper sample 16 x 8.5 inches, oil paint on birch panel, 2005

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Hexagon facade 13.5 x 15 inches, oil on birch panel, 2003

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Siding samples in Facade exhibition at Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2004

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Red & orange stone facades 13.5 x 18.5 inches, oil onbirch panel, 2003

For inquiries and/or to see work in person, contact the Sears-Peyton Gallery in NYC (210 11th Avenue, Suite 802 (212) 966-7469 ) or the Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia (145 N. 2nd Street, (215) 625-9990)