SARAH CARLSON (b. 1987) completed her Honours BFA in Film Production and Visual Art at York University. Her art combines abstraction with representation by way of an explorative approach. From found and repurposed objects to time-based media, weathered walls and studio prepared canvas and wood, Sarah’s work embraces a play between the organic and man-made. Her paintings both reveal and mask, as she employs a variety of painterly techniques to describe both flat and three-dimensional planes. Thematically, Sarah explores the formation of identity in relation to the environment. Her current practice presents personal mythologies and accounts of human-wilderness encounters with themes of growth, decay, symbiosis and regeneration.