In Sea Atmosphere Jon Sarkin presents a collection of new work from the Fall and Winter of 2014-2015. Sarkin hunkered down in his ill-heated Fish City Studio this Winter to produce a body of work vastly different from anything he has done before. These works - on a variety of surfaces, using a myriad of materials - set him on a new course in both composition and color.
Sarkin puts long-standing color theories into practice. Using the interactions and divisions of color, he stimulates our want to make sense of the abstract.
Sarkin’s new works unfold the powerful impulses that are detailed in Pulitzer Prize winning author Amy Nutt’s biography of the artist. Shadows Bright as Glass
As most Sarkin watchers and collectors know he does not wait for the muse to arrive with inspiring news, he punches-in everyday and goes to work. Those familiar with the artist’s previous forms and styles will readily note his new compass heading. Those coming aboard for the first time will encounter a sea of possibilities.
Sea Atmosphere invites the viewer to stand on your own shore and see what the artist suggests is just over the horizon of our perceptions.