April 20 - 26, 2020
Kristen Sanders makes paintings that reside in imagined prehistoric moments, and that sometimes also shift into the futuristic. Strange Self presents a series of twelve images taken at various stages in the evolution of a single painting. Like many of Kristen’s works, this particular painting underwent numerous transformations over the course of a year. The images taken from this process are each paintings in their own right, but ones that no longer exist physically, except as buried strata. Strange Self lays out a visual archaeology of ambiguous moments in time - hands grasp inward, to their own body, out against the picture plane, or towards uncanny artifacts. Maybe these are the moments when a hominid ancestor might have grasped at an understanding of a human self, some several million years ago.