Open Door Gallery

Jon Sarkin: Line by Line

January 9th – March 9th 2012
Reception January 19 from 4 PM to 8 PM.  At 7 PM Jon and his biographer, Amy Ellis Nutt, will discuss the artwork and their collaboration.
Curated by Lorri Berenberg in association with Ruthann Traylor.

Jon Sarkin is a prolific, even compulsive artist who creates elaborate drawings and paintings cluttered with words and images.  His work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, ABC Primetime, This American Life, GQ, ArtNews, The American Visionary Art Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.  After a brain hemorrhage and stroke that nearly killed him, the once-shy ambitious chiropractor awoke with an effusive, unfocused need to create.  He was a different man in body (deaf in one ear, his vision splintered, his balance permanently skewed) and in mind.

Check out the VSA website feature on Sarkin’s Gallery