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Opening August 6th, 2022
Natural Order
Sarah Heitmeyer
& Scott Lerman
September 10–25
Sat/Sun 1–5
Opening reception, Saturday 
September 10th, 4–7pm
Our lives are spent in spaces we have designed and built, both on the earth and online. Human logic and structure underlie how and what we experience, giving us a sense of power and control.
While our intellect craves order, our spirit drives us to seek the natural world, to get outside and out of our heads. We journey to open land, water, and forest to be immersed in a story we did not author. To be enveloped in natural form, sound, smell, and texture. To be surprised and renewed.
But inevitably, we return.
Sarah Heitmeyer’s work takes us back to the water’s edge where we can drift in the waves and find resonance with the tide. Where water gives form to energy we cannot see. The shifting shapes and transparent surfaces of her geometric tiles and modular ceramic constructions give the eye something to focus on, while the mind takes a breath. The flowing surfaces, pressed by hand or swirled into patterned forms, are a bridge to the wild.
Her work has been exhibited in a wide range of galleries, including the Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA; Radius Gallery, Missoula, MT;  the Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY;  Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA; Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT; Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY; Pewabic Tile, Detroit, MI; Carbondale Clay Center in Carbondale, CO, and Peekskill Clay Studios, Peekskill NY.
The recipient of an emerging artist award from the National Council on Education of the Ceramic Arts in 2019, Heitmeyer holds a BFA from Alfred University and an MFA from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She currently resides in Fishkill, NY.

© Sarah Heitmeyer

Scott Lerman transports us deep into the forest, where we are immersed in the distinctive textures and colors of its trees. In our minds, we can run our fingers over the scars, clinging lichen, and rough bark that record their history. His photo-based images deconstruct and reassemble surfaces, amplifying each tree’s distinctive character and bringing an abstracted forest into our ordered world. 
Lerman creates photographs at the intersection of art and science, of nature and technology. Whether frozen by an array of ultra-high-speed strobes, stacked and stitched by a computational model, or captured by a hybrid of obsolete and cutting-edge technology. His (sometimes obsessive) curiosity about how mechanical, digital, and natural things work leads him to explore and experiment with hybrids of all three.
His work has been exhibited in a wide range of galleries, including Candela Books + Gallery, Richmond VA; The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO;  Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT; Garner Arts Center, West Haverstraw, NY; Kadoya Gallery, Pueblo, CO; and Soho Photo, New York, NY. He resides in Beacon, NY. 
Lerman holds a BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. 

© Scott Lerman

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