April 1, 2022 to April 30, 2022

Artist Reception: Friday, April 1st,
from 4:30 to 5:30pm

The R Gallery at Arlene’s is pleased to announce the solo exhibition Sarah Haze: Egg Salad at 57 Fuller Rd. The exhibition will showcase paintings and ceramic pieces that invoke whimsy while touching upon serious issues that affect everyone. There will be an Artist Reception on April 1st from 4:30 to 5:30pm. 

 

For the past 4 years, Sarah Haze’s (she/they) creative output has been centered around their business Round Designs. There she creates whimsically illustrated ceramic pieces that bring their joy. In their own words, “One of the pieces I became known for were small ceramic bowls that looked like fried eggs. They now live with hundreds of people and the fact that such a simple thing could bring delight to so many really endeared me to the egg as a form.”

 

As the pandemic slowed the pace of their business, it created space for new ideas and creative impulses to emerge, one of those being a return to the acrylic paints she left untouched in a bin for 15 years. Feeling compelled to paint, Haze used the egg as a springboard. Haze said, “and having spent the past years trying to have a child, I see the eggs as a symbol for fertility, gestation, future possibilities, wombs, etc. The resulting paintings have evolved into snapshots of, and a way to process, feelings I have surrounding parenthood, pregnancy, loss, soul, and sovereignty.” 

 

Sarah Haze is a visual artist living and working in Chatham, NY with their husband and two superb cats. Since 2016, Haze’s focus has been on creating bright, whimsical, illustrated and ceramic works for their creative business Round Designs. They received a B.F.A. in fine art and philosophy with a concentration in sculpture from SUNY Potsdam in 2005 as well as a B.S. in biology from University at Albany in 2013. She has exhibited photographic and ceramic works locally at the Albany Center Gallery, the University Art Museum at SUNY Albany, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Albany Institute of History and Art, and The Hyde Collection. Sarah has held residencies at Women’s Studio Workshop, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, and the Contemporary Arts Center at Woodside.

 

Sarah Haze: Egg Salad will be on view at the R Gallery at Arlene’s, 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY 12205, from Friday, April 1st through Saturday, April 30th. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm, Thursday 10am to 7pm and Saturday 10am to 5pm. For more information, please contact the gallery at (518) 482-8881, or email arlenesartist@gmail.com.