Alluvial - new works by John Sabraw

November 3, 2022 - January 7, 2023
Reception: November 3, 5-7pm

My abstract explorations focus on natural phenomena, the earth’s ecosystem as a whole, and our role within that. This understanding has led me to incorporate ever more sustainable practices in my studio, in my life, and when possible actively engaging the public on the matter.

In this body of work, painstaking painting methods are coaxed into interacting and amalgamating over durations of up to several months. The result is complex, luminous, mysterious paintings that strike a beautiful balance between controlled and organic processes.

These works primarily use water-based paints, dry pigments, and other media. Pigment manufacturers and types are chosen with permanency and sustainability in mind. This goal is more attainable now since I have been partnering with Ohio University engineer Dr. Guy Riefler to develop paints with pigments derived from toxic runoff from abandoned coal mines – acid mine drainage or AMD for short.

John Sabraw
Chi Light, 2022
acid mine pigments, laser etch, acrylic and oil on aluminum panel
44 x 44 inches
signed, dated and titled verso
#13134
John Sabraw
Crackle Chroma 1, 2022
acid mine pigments, laser etch, acrylic on aluminum panel
16 x 16 inches
signed, dated and titled verso
#13140
John Sabraw
Crackle Chroma 2, 2022
acid mine pigments, laser etch, acrylic on aluminum panel
16 x 16 inches
signed, dated and titled verso
#13141
John Sabraw
Crackle Chroma 3, 2022
acid mine pigments, laser etch, acrylic on aluminum panel
16 x 16 inches
signed, dated and titled verso
#13142
John Sabraw
Crackle Chroma 4, 2022
acid mine pigments, laser etch, acrylic on aluminum panel
16 x 16 inches
signed, dated and titled verso
#13143
John Sabraw
Crackle Chroma 5, 2022
acid mine pigments, laser etch, acrylic on aluminum panel
16 x 16 inches
signed, dated and titled verso
#13144
John Sabraw
Crackle Chroma 6, 2022
acid mine pigments, laser etch, acrylic on aluminum panel
16 x 16 inches
signed, dated and titled verso
#13145
John Sabraw
Crackle Chroma 7, 2022
acid mine pigments, laser etch, acrylic on aluminum panel
16 x 16 inches
signed, dated and titled verso
#13146
John Sabraw
Hydro Chroma S1 1, 2022
acid mine pigments, acrylic and oil on aluminum panel
44 x 44 inches
signed, dated and titled verso
#13135
John Sabraw
Hydro Chroma S1 2, 2022
acid mine pigments, laser etch, acrylic and oil on aluminum panel
44 x 44 inches
signed, dated and titled verso
#13136
John Sabraw
Hydro Chroma S1 3, 2022
acid mine pigments, laser etch, acrylic and oil on aluminum panel
36 x 36 inches
signed, dated and titled verso
#13137
John Sabraw
Hydro Chroma S1 4, 2022
acid mine pigments, acrylic on aluminum panel
44 x 44 inches
signed, dated and titled verso
#13138
John Sabraw
Patina Chroma S1 1, 2022
acid mine pigments, acrylic and oil on aluminum panel
44 x 44 inches
signed, dated and titled verso
#13133
John Sabraw
Topo Chroma S1 1, 2022
acid mine pigments, laser etch, acrylic on aluminum panel
36 x 36 inches
signed, dated and titled verso
#13139