Sarah Meyers Brent

 

Born in Hadley, NY, Sarah Meyers Brent received her BFA from Skidmore College, her Post- Baccalaureate in Studio Art from Brandeis University, and her MFA in painting from the University of New Hampshire. The artist maintains a studio at Waltham Mills Artist Association in Waltham, MA.

 

Represented by the Chase Young Gallery in Boston and Coastal Contemporary Gallery in Newport, Rhode Island, Brent has exhibited widely. Her solo exhibitions Curious Cultivations appeared at Chase Young Gallery, along with Beautiful Mess at Kelly Stelling Contemporary. Brent was featured as a 2016 Best of Boston artist by The Improper Bostonian and received the Fay Chandler Emerging Artist Award the same year. Reviews of her numerous exhibitions have appeared in “Artscope Magazine,” “Art New England,” “The Boston Globe,” “Sculpture Magazine” and other publications. Her work is in the permanent collections of Danforth Art Museum/School, Liquitex Corporation, and in numerous private collections.

Artist Statement 


I make mixed media works to take the craziness of motherhood (and life in general) and to create something beautiful out of it. My installations use all of the debris from my house and studio, including old kids’ clothes, paint globs, packing peanuts, rags, pieces of old projects, and gloves. There is a beautiful richness to these materials, which are otherwise considered trash. I want the work to feel alive: simultaneously growing and decaying. I incorporate the fabric and debris with dirt and other natural elements.

Although I am not an artist who has mapped out the meaning of my work ahead of time, I bring to it whatever I am thinking about, including feelings surrounding motherhood, concerns about the political climate, and fears regarding the destruction of the environment. My work is often in contrast to a geometric structure, sometimes the clean edge of a gallery wall or a canvas frame.

I started out as a painter but am now also branched out into installation, sculpture, and mixed media work. I believe that I bring the sensibility of a painter to my more sculptural works. I am able to use my artistic process to work through the mess of life, and ultimately arrive at a form—simultaneously growing and decaying—that I find really beautiful. 

Mixed Media on Panel 10"H x 8"W

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Early Spring
Early Spring

Mixed Media on Panel 10"H x 8"W

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Fall Flowers
Fall Flowers

Charcoal Acrylic on Paper 11"H x 15"W 18"H x 22"W Framed $1250.00 USD 2018

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Broken Canvas
Broken Canvas

Fabric Mixed Media, Wood 14"H x 11"W x 2"D $750.00 USD

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Sarah MeBrent
Sarah MeBrent

Mommy Loves Me III Rags,Foam, Acrylic, Mixed Media on Canvas 36"H x 48"W $4000.00 USD

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Hot Mama
Hot Mama

Mixed Media 34" Round $3500.00 USD

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Archway
Archway

Please inquire about availability. Acrylic, MM, Fabric, Metal 10"x84"x26"

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On The Edge
On The Edge

Please inquire about availability. Fabric, MM, Wire, Wood 43"x23"x72"

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Pajama Time
Pajama Time

Please inquire about availability. Acrylic, MM, Fabric on Board 36"H x 36"W

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