Sarah Wertzberger,  Rising, Falling, Floating , 2019. cotton, poly, metallic thread, 15 x 15 in.

Sarah Wertzberger, Rising, Falling, Floating, 2019. cotton, poly, metallic thread, 15 x 15 in.

Sarah Wertzberger

Color Vision

October 3 – November 1

Opening October 3, 6–8pm

HOLDING Contemporary presents textile artworks by Sarah Wertzberger. Color Vision opens on Thursday, October 3 from 6–8 PM. The exhibit runs from October 3 – November 1, 2019, and gallery hours are 12–5 PM Thursday through Saturday.

Multidisciplinary artist Sarah Wertzberger's new series of brightly-colored woven works read as eccentric juxtapositions. Complex patterns meld into each other, becoming illusory spaces. Beginning with collage, drawings, and paintings, Wertzberger digitally manipulates the source material into kaleidoscopic compositions intricately reproduced through her analog weaving process.

In Color Vision, Wertzberger deconstructs representational imagery within patterns of expressive brushstrokes, pastel gradations, graphic geometries, and hypercolor labyrinths. The resulting two-dimensional textile artworks celebrate process, play, and sabotage.

Sarah Wertzberger is an artist and designer working across mediums of weaving, ceramics, and painting. Her weaving practice spans hand, industrial, and digital weaving processes to explore ideas of play, color interaction, and the tensions that exist at the intersections of art, design, craft, technology, and DIY. Wertzberger received her MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design and her BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has exhibited at Field Projects (New York, NY), The Oregon College of Art and Craft (Portland, OR), The Design Center (New York, NY), and has been a resident at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (Deer Isle, ME), The Weaving Mill (Chicago, IL), and AZ WEST - Encampment Residency (Joshua Tree, CA). Wertzberger lives and works in Portland, OR.