Artist Sarah Kretchmer painstakingly builds up layer after layer of paper and paint and then excavates the surface to reveal what lies beneath. By thoughtfully omitting and revealing certain pieces, Kretchmer creates an evocative mix of color and texture. Omissions+Revelations explores her latest work, and includes biographical information as well as an essay about the paintings written by Rachael Wert.
Sarah Kretchmer is a multi-disciplinary creative professional who lives in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood. Her work includes figurative oil paintings, short conceptual films and hand-drawn animations. Her most recent artwork explores the hidden layers of the past through mixed media abstractions in acrylic and paper on canvas. Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Kretchmer holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.