Sara Lisch: THE MIND GARDEN
June 17th - July 23rd, 2022
In French, cultiver son jardin intérieur means to tend to your internal garden. It involves taking care of your mind, cultivating your curiosity, and growing your knowledge. In her new show, The Mind Garden, Sara Lisch creates collages that explore and grow consciousness. Collage, from the French, coller, meaning to glue, is an artistic technique in which varied forms and mediums are combined and, like a garden, take on a life of their own.
Lisch created the works in the show over many years; a lifetime. Mind Garden, one of the central pieces, took five months to develop. Working steadily on it for minutes to hours almost every day, Lisch watched as it transformed and grew. Insights constantly unfolded as the work took shape, producing new shoots of awareness and inspiration. The process is simultaneously expansive and grounding, mysterious and familiar.
Sara Lisch was born in Sechelt, British Columbia, and graduated from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Her work has been exhibited at the Fuller Craft Museum in Massachusetts, the Flint Institute of Arts in Michigan, Santa Fe Clay in New Mexico, Virginia Brier Gallery in San Francisco, and other national venues. She is the creator and curator of Cedar Street Gallery in Berkeley, CA and has been a member of Mercury 20 since 2017.
Sara Lisch was born in Sechelt, British Columbia and spent most of her childhood in Oakland, CA. In 1992, she graduated from the Evergreen State College in Washington , with a BA in Fine Arts. Lisch has worked in many different mediums over the years, and since 2021 has primarily focused on collage. Her work has been exhibited at the Fuller Craft Museum In Massachusetts, Flint Institute of Arts in Michigan, Virginia Brier Gallery in San Francisco, William Traver Gallery, WA, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, and other venues around the country. She lives and works in the East Bay, CA. Lischalso curates an outdoor art gallery on the corner of Cedar St. and Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley and has been a member of Mercury 20 since 2017.