Train Chair #26, 2012

Ada Sadler

New Paintings
June 7 — July 7, 2012

Though Ada Sadler references photographs during the painting process, her small-scale, highly realistic compositions cannot be categorized as patently photorealistic. Rather than attempting to reproduce a photograph by directly translating it into painted form, Sadler is concerned with capturing a particular photograph’s—always her own—unique atmosphere and reproducing its visceral affects by playing with light and composition. Whereas the one-to-one correspondence of photorealistic painting often resists deeper engagement by hindering dialogue between painting, viewer, and outside world, Sadler’s paintings thrive on this triangulation. They invite the viewer in and allow themselves to be determined as much by context and the viewer’s interpretive sensibilities as they are by subject matter alone.… read more

UC Berkeley #8, 2008

Ada Sadler

New Paintings
July 10 — August 30, 2008

July 10 - August 30, 2008… read more

UC Berkeley Chair #1, 2005

Ada Sadler

Recent Paintings
September 1 — October 1, 2005

September 1 - October 1, 2005… read more

Bathtubbie Collection #60, 2003

Ada Sadler

New Paintings
November 6 — 29, 2003

November 6 - 29, 2003… read more