Sara M. Zak
I create paintings that explore the shifting nature of time, place, concept, actuality, and paint. I juxtapose unrelated moments in time in my work, while also showing a dichotomy between a planned concept and an actual existence.

"It's Ridiculous to Leave All the Conversation to the Pudding"
This series of small oil paintings by Sara M. Zak will be exhibited at Buffalo's smallest gallery -- a phone booth at The Hydraulic Hearth, January 30th - April 2016. The paintings tell the story of calling up one's artistic heroes on foreign pay phones, having said heroes answer via cool outdated communication devices, and then getting together for a drink and/or dessert to converse about all the nuances of painting. Titled after Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, this exhibit is a release into the whimsical and the nonsensical -- a very welcome place where the joys of color, composition, humor and growth dwell. The exhibit will also contain audio conversations with a few artistic legends and perhaps even some classic phone booth movie scenes.