Sometimes my paintings are normal, squared off and well behaved. Other times I cut them up with scissors, shearing off edges and whole sections, defeated. I see pieces of my paintings cut up on the floor, I scoop them up, pin them on the wall, glue them down. I’m obsessed with mending, with transformation, with capturing an improvised moment, when the forms, colors and lines slide and snap together, a new thing.
In paper constructs, paintings and installations, I create layers of space where each field comes with an off-kilter invitation to approach and puzzle through forms and shapes that remain always on the cusp of recognition, just beyond the familiar.
Sarah Boyts Yoder is a mixed media painter based in Charlottesville, VA. She received an MFA in painting from James Madison University in 2006. Over the last decade she has exhibited widely in group and solo exhibitions in South Carolina, Texas, Florida, Washington DC and Virginia. Sarah has twice been a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (2013, 2014) and in 2014 she received a professional fellowship in painting from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Her work is in numerous private collections across the country including Baltimore, Charleston, Denver, New York, and London, AK, FL, KS, NC, NM, TX, VA, as well as in Virginia and South Carolina corporate collections.