Sara Clendening in Flash Art International

February 1, 2015 | Published Articles, Writing

“Sara Clendening’s show “Chaordic” at Green Gallery in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park includes eight new paintings in which variously textured shards scatter upon stretched brown Belgian linen in strategic constellations. Like pieces of blown up, cut up and discarded credit cards, each depicts the only recurring figure is a proportionately small dove, frozen in different stages of flight. The bird is instantly recognizable as an excerpt from a credit card hologram, locating the otherwise brand-less compositions within Visa’s corporate vernacular. Flattened in each every compositional iteration, the animal points to a larger socioeconomic web of credit, consumerism and debt.” Pick up a copy of Issue 302 and read the rest of the review here.