The paintings created for the exhibition ‘Tinted’ are developments from an ongoing series of ‘durational paintings’ a term Wilson has coined to describe works that have a predestined ‘lifespan’. By ‘Tinting’ the light, the intensity of colours will continually alter throughout the day and be engulfed by night.
The use of ephemeral readymades such as gels and dollies conjure a lo-fi stained glass window. Made by hand in a higgledy-piggledy manner, Wilson challenges the hierarchies attached to traditional stained glass usually reserved for churches and other significant buildings. Coloured glass and intricate lead work is substituted for translucent pink, yellow and orange sheets of theatre gels and decorative gold and silver plastic dollies.
Sarah Kate Wilson completed her MFA Painting at The Slade School of Fine Art, London in 2010. Recent exhibitions include; Part Three: Oblique Exchange, APT Gallery, London, 2013; Uncle Vern’s Dog, Gallery North, Newcastle, 2013, A Wall is a Surface, curated by LeandaKateLouise, London, 2012; Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012, Short-listed, (Touring); Malerei; Painting as Object, (Touring), 2012. Recently she was awarded AHRC funding for her PhD research at Leeds University 2013-2017.