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Jen Bekman Gallery
6 Spring Street, between Elizabeth St. and Bowery, 212-219-0166
East Village / Lower East Side
September 10 - October 23, 2011
Reception: Friday, September 9, 6 - 8 PM
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Jen Bekman Gallery is pleased to present Void, eight oil and acrylic paintings by Sarah McKenzie. Void is McKenzie’s second solo exhibition at the gallery.

Anonymous hotel rooms, nondescript city views and construction sites are the subjects of McKenzie’s second solo show at Jen Bekman Gallery. Depicted in large-scale and intimately-sized works with subdued colors and minimal compositions, these spaces belie the power and intensity of McKenzie’s newest paintings. A sense of wanting in their solitary, empty atmospheres is heightened by obscured vantage points—McKenzie’s subjects are seen from above and at ground-level, through hotel windows, curtains and screens. Alternately transparent and opaque, Void gives shape and presence to absence and loss, enveloping the viewer in deafening silence.
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