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2016 Winner: Sarah Meyers Brent


The line between gorgeous and grotesque can be a thin one, as Sarah Meyers Brent’s paintings and installations prove. In her Somerville studio, the 2015 Fay Chandler Emerging Artist Award winner employs organic and found materials to explore such contradictions, which were on display in Seep, Spill, Grow, her most recent work, featured this spring at the Danforth Art Museum. Decaying flowers, leaves, dirt, paint rags, bubbling foam and other textural materials oozed across the gallery walls in creeping forms that seemed to live and breathe, at once malformed and lovely.