January 12 – February 24, 2023
Maine Jewish Museum – Fineberg Family Community Room
Embracing the sacred universality of the circle, Eastern Spirituality, and the ability of a simple plant to symbolize life force, Crisp’s mixed-media and encaustic works incorporate delicate, meticulous patterning paired with botanical elements such as flower petals, stems, and seed pods.
Where she previously integrated bones and skeletons into her work, this new series is notable for their absence, rendering it more life affirming. Looser symmetry and more random patterning have also evolved, conveying a joyous sense of musicality, spaciousness, and breath. In the artist’s words, the work is about “inspiring the sacred, the contemplation of the sacred in the mundane, and the exalted in the universal.”
The Portland Press Herald
January 29, 2023
By Jorge Arango
The photography of Gary Green and paintings by Sara Crisp are on display at the Maine Jewish Museum in Portland.
January 12 2023 – 5 -7 PM
Mingle with artists and art lovers, enjoy wine and cheese with museum mavens and curious minds, and celebrate with us as we unveil our newest exhibitions!