The Sacristy Gallery
February 4, 2022 to March 19, 2022
With Chasing Light, Sheri Rush presents a new body of work that examines how the COVID-19 pandemic informed her process and helped to redefine her. Before the pandemic, her large-scale paintings were blurred by movement and transparent reflections, an analogy to how we run through life and experience nature through lenses and interfaces. In Chasing Light, the view snaps into place and responds to the stillness of being isolated in a headspace created by the pandemic, a space that allowed Rush to examine and process recent emotional and literal experiences.
About Sheri Rush
Sheri Rush is a Chicago-based painter whose practice includes photography and collage. Rush holds a BFA from Texas Christian University and an MFA from the University of Chicago. Recent exhibitions include the Rockford Art Museum, Ralph Arnold Gallery, The Art Center Highland Park, Arc Gallery, Hofheimer Gallery, Hyde Park Art Center and James Baird Gallery in Newfoundland. Recent awards include a fully-funded residency to the Pouch Cove Foundation in Newfoundland and a grant from the Illinois Art Council Agency to fund her solo show at the Evanston Art Center.