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BY Jennifer Sadler | 04-Feb-2013
An exhibition of vibrant new landscape drawings and paintings by Jennifer Sadler will open at the Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery on February 15.

Vivid colour bursts out from Sadler’s work. It is used to imply the spectrum of changing light in the skies or the shimmer of air currents on the water’s surface and much more. The exhibition is Sadler’s third solo event, however her work has featured in a large number of selected group shows throughout WA. “My work is largely influenced by the semi-rural environment in which I live, and offers an exploration of my response to that environment,” Sadler says. “I’m drawn to those ephemeral elements such as shifting light, shadows, and reflections. I don’t try to depict the landscape as I see it, but as it feels.

Playing with nuances of colour and mark making I am able to walk into the memory of those landscape encounters.” Born in Jamaica but now living in Perth, Sadler has won several prizes including first prize in the Victoria Park Art Awards and recently received a highly commended at the South Perth Emerging Artist Awards. Sadler says her current exhibition sees her delve further into abstraction whilst retaining a connection to the terrestrial landscape.