February 6, 2014
SARAH FOLKMAN "The Burden of Adoration" at Corey Helford Gallery
Juxtapoz Magazine

On Saturday, February 15th, CHG Circa will present “The Burden Of Adoration” the highly emotive and captivating works of Los Angeles artist Sarah Folkman, her first solo show with the gallery. Folkman is recognized for using exotic woods as her canvas and for infusing nature and the female figure. Her upcoming exhibition will explore a new realm of intense emotion. In “The Burden of Adoration,” Folkman explores the feeding frenzy-like frame of mind one experiences when you’re in love; the sensation of wanting to completely protect the one you adore while simultaneously feeling that you would murder them if they betrayed you; a mad intensity that when not reciprocated leads to disaster. Initially, she had an entirely different idea for her show. As she began the work, she felt a creeping sense of wrongness, of falseness and after months of work, she sanded down the scarred surfaces and started over. Folkman elaborates that, “the images I had started didn’t seem to be going in a direction that would allow me to feel and think about passion as I was working.”

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