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Jon Sarkin Exhibition
September 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until September 28, 2017
Jon Sarkin is a self-taught contemporary American artist. The neurological effects of a stroke in 1989 led him to be a wildly prolific artist. This condition, known as “sudden artistic output,” profoundly affected his perception of the world, and this change is reflected in his art. His work is influenced by popular culture, comics, literature, and music. Sarkin creates elaborate drawings and paintings filled with words and images. He has been featured in many publications and documentaries, including GQ, The New Yorker, The New York Times, ArtNews, Primetime Live, the Discovery Channel and the BBC. He has exhibited widely in locations, including New York, London, Los Angeles and Boston. His biography, Shadows Bright As Glass, was written in 2011 by Pulitzer-prize winning author Amy Ellis Nutt.
September 13: Artists talk at 12:30 and Reception at 2 pm.
September 20: Performance with Emile Doucette, 2 pm.
The Winfisky Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm or by appointment. Information: 978.542.6365 or www.salemstate.edu/arts.