530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Sandra Mueller-Dick
Tripping the Light Fantastic
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Still Life with Garlic   Still Life with Garlic
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    6" x 6"
    Sandra Mueller-Dick

  • Still Life with Anise   Still Life with Anise
    Watercolor & Varnish on Panel
    6" x 6"
    Sandra Mueller-Dick

  • Still Life with Orange   Still Life with Orange
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    6" x 6"
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    Sandra Mueller-Dick

  • Still Life with Eggplant   Still Life with Eggplant
    Watercolor & Varnish on Panel
    8" x 8"
    Sandra Mueller-Dick

  • Still Life with Pear   Still Life with Pear
    Watercolor & Varnish on Panel
    8" x 8"
    Sandra Mueller-Dick

  • Still Life with Squash   Still Life with Squash
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    6" x 6"
    Sandra Mueller-Dick

  • Still Life with Pepper   Still Life with Pepper
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    6" x 6"
    Sandra Mueller-Dick

  • Still Life with Tomato   Still Life with Tomato
    Watercolor on Paper
    6" x 6"
    Sandra Mueller-Dick


Sandra Mueller-Dick

SANDRA MUELLER-DICK

Tripping the Light Fantastic
December 7 - January 18, 2018
Reception: Thursday December 7, 2017 6-8 PM

Sandra Mueller-Dick creates intimately sized canvases of fruits and vegetables, capturing the subtle mystery of the organic shapes with a blend of imagination and precision. The artist depicts the dramatic play of light and shadow in her quiet works. She renders the shapes and colors of the natural world against a flat, black background, blurring the lines between still life and portraiture. Mueller-Dick imbues her inanimate subjects with character, lending humble fruits and vegetables a sense of wonder. 

Utilizing rich, autumnal colors, Mueller-Dick paints an anise bulb, a slice of orange, and a ripe tomato, capturing the idiosyncrasies of color and form with attention. A burnt auburn pepper and multicolored squash are depicted as stark, vivid shapes against the dark background. Finally, an oblong eggplant and luscious pear are painted with watercolor and varnish on panel, the careful layers of pigment creating sumptuous tonal shifts and soft, hazy shadows. Mueller-Dick paints the tangible and the fleeting; her organic subjects take on life, but their materiality is elusive.