Rebecca Sexton Larson
Rebecca Sexton Larson assembles darkly-romantic fantasy landscapes which echo familiar idioms, metaphors, and colloquialisms, teasing out levels of meaning that surprise, delight, and often provoke a chill. Her technical mastery of light and her seamless compositions make her narratives ring true though they are very clearly quite impossible. Hers are images of loneliness and isolation. An empty apartment slowly floods with countless grey sunflowers. A couple of cardboard clouds hang in a deserted theatre. Her voice is quiet but compelling. Her touch is deft but distant. Her stories promise the moon.
"I always knew I would be an artist. Art was the one consistent in my life, growing up as an only child in a military family. We moved a lot about every two years, but there was always art wherever we landed. I began painting in oils in 4th grade and continued through college. Having studied painting before being introduced to photography, I strive to merge the boundaries between the directness of the photographic image and the emotional context of color and light found in paintings in my current work."