March 3, 2021

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Rafael Esquer

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Sarah Lubin’s “Staying In” Opens Online This Week

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SHADOWINGS AND GLEAMINGS, 2020Acrylic on canvas, 9 x 12 inches Nancy Margolis Gallery is currently showing Staying In, a show of nine painting by artist Sarah Lubin. The show will be displayed in the gallery’s online Viewing Room from March 2 through April 16th, 2021. What is striking about this …

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SHADOWINGS AND GLEAMINGS, 2020
Acrylic on canvas, 9 x 12 inches

Nancy Margolis Gallery is currently showing Staying In, a show of nine painting by artist Sarah Lubin. The show will be displayed in the gallery’s online Viewing Room from March 2 through April 16th, 2021. What is striking about this show, besides the artist’s mastery, is the uncanny way she captures, the feelings we all are going through as we cope with the current pandemic. It’s like visual poetry. Her cast of characters, rendered in a sculpture-like way, are quietly arranged within interior settings as if in a stage. The environments where the artist presents lithe woman with elongated limbs are indoors yet surreal and ambiguous. In a dream-like state, the character’s eyes are fixated in the distance appearing to be looking beyond the paintings themselves as if longing to be freed from the weight of quarantining. Although most of them are presented in pairs or groups, each characters looks alone, suspended in a stage.

“My paintings develop as a culmination of memory, reference, and experience, evoking moments that are familiar yet strange.”
— Sara Lubin

Lubin received a B.A. in Art History from McGill University in 2001, followed by a year in Foundation Studies at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. She received an M.A. in Art History from Columbia University in 2005 and an M.F.A. in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2010. In 2019, Lubin was awarded an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant. She is the recipient of a finalist award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and her work was featured in the Northeast issue of New American Paintings in 2018. Lubin currently lives and works in Boston and New York.

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FRONT PORCH. 2020
Oil on canvas, 36 x 60 inches

Sarah Lubin
Staying In
March 2 – April 16, 2021
Nancy Margolis Gallery’s Online Viewing Room

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REHEARSAL, 2020
Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches
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LOAFER, 2020
Acrylic on canvas, 12 x 9 inches
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ALL THAT WE SEE OR SEEM, 2020
Oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches
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A GREEN THOUGHT IN A GREEN SHADE
2020 Oil on panel, 40 x 40 inches

All images ©2021 Sarah Lubin, Nancy Margolis Gallery