I am interested in collaborative work.
I draw together remnants of history – artistic, social, personal – edging towards a new vision of untamed wildness. My working process begins by extemporaneously drawing with graphite and charcoal. I add washes of oil paint textured with sand, pumice, carborundum, and translucent wax mediums. Improvising throughout, I erase, dissolve, and redirect compositions, seeking vitality in mark and image. In all of the work, multiple levels of imagery, gestures, and mark-making have transparent and translucent layers, revealing throughout, an intimacy of touch.
Michal Sagar is the Visual Arts Department Head at Breck School and a current member of Form+Content Gallery in Minneapolis, MN. She received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her drawings, paintings, and encaustic works have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Solo shows include: A Fertile Emptiness at Form+Content Gallery; The Beginning of the Third Dream at the Schaeffer Gallery, Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN; Excavation at the Tychman Shapiro Gallery, Minneapolis, MN; and Coexistence at the Acanthe Gallery, La Ferté Loupière, France.