Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sarah Roche: Of The Sea- Friday, September 7

Artspace Liberti is proud to present its September/October exhibition, Of The Sea, paintings by Sarah Roche. This exhibition runs from September 7 – October 21, 2012. The reception for Ms. Roche will be held on Friday, September 7, from 6:30-9:30PM.

The paintings on view consist of both plein air and studio works using the ocean as their subject.   The sea has long served as inspiration for artists ranging from Casper Friedrich to Anselm Kiefer to Walt Whitman.  Roche’s works observe the shifting elements of ocean, sky and sand.  As Roche states, “The resulting work is a bid for reckoning with nature’s cyclical patterns, repetition and endless variety through flowing washes and drips. The paintings are a direct observational response to nature as well as something more subjective. The sea presents a singular expanse that sweeps the mind clean.  Painting fast and loose as the light changes is an exhilarating race to a possible object of contemplation.”

Sarah Roche lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.  She holds an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the University of Pennsylvania.   Ms. Roche has both curated exhibitions and exhibited her own work in Philadelphia and the greater Mid-Atlantic region at such institutions as the Woodmere Art Museum, the University of the Arts, Seraphin Gallery and Cerulean Art.


While the gallery does not maintain regular viewing hours, visits can be scheduled by appointment. Please e-mail us at to arrange a visit. Viewing is also possible during Sunday church services between 9:00AM-1:00PM.

Artspace Liberti is a multi-discipline arts venue organized and maintained by liberti church east.