The Duluth Art Institute enriches daily life with dynamic, innovative visual arts programming that upholds excellence and promotes inclusive community participation.
Celebrate Sarah Brokke's exhibition Embody, on view starting March 21 at the DAI. Meet the artist, mingle with friends old and new, and spend an evening with Sarah's colorful paintings exploring humanity and nature, pain and joy.
Sarah Brokke’s oil paintings blaze with color. Fluid forms swirl through each canvas, recording intangible dreams and lived mythos. Figures nurture their filigreed landscapes and navigate the space between external and internal lives. A raw energy radiates from within a painting’s subject, sharing grief, joy, and pain with the viewer, connecting individuals, generations, and species. Brokke identifies a correlation between the exploitation of our shared planet and the embodiment of the feminine. Yet life and hope percolate throughout each painting to overcome the imposing darkness, with water becoming roots which transform into veins; a mirror of nature found within our bodies. The false dichotomies fall away between humanity and nature, between self and other. Emerging instead are healing, curiosity, and acceptance—an invitation to Embody our natural and divine worlds.
Sarah Brokke is the director of the art program and an associate professor at the College of St. Scholastica. She holds a BFA from University of Minnesota Duluth and an MFA from Bowling Green State University. Brokke has exhibited extensively and is a published author and illustrator.
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