This Is Not a Dream is abstract painter Sara Post’s response to current realities-a meditation on confinement and loss, uncertainty and change, solace and beauty-all of which define our present moment. Post addresses the altered nature of life during shelter in place, with paintings that examine our relationship to nature and home, and our hope for the future.
* With masks, social distancing, and limited attendance.
This exhibit is about now, our time, real events and their cultural and personal impacts. The title series “This Is Not A Dream” tracks the pandemic over a period of five months. These paintings examine isolation, loss and wider social shocks. “Deconstructed Landscapes” are meditative walks-an invitation to be outside, away, quiet and centered. “Split Screens” reflect demands on attention during this time, the reality of engaging directly with an abundance of information along side the need to let it all vanish-even for brief moments. “Shelter”, rooftops floating in blue skies, and “Play”, imaginary game structures, reference the human need for both security and exploration. “Pandora” is a myth for our time-the dark release of many sorrows, counterbalanced by the small but powerful presence of hope.