Natural Order
Sarah Heitmeyer & Scott Lerman

Garage Gallery, Beacon NY
September 10–25, Sat/Sun 1–5pm, weekdays by appointment
Opening Reception, September 10th, 4–7pm
Garage Gallery is ½ block north of Main Street on N. Elm St.

Our lives are spent in spaces we have designed and built, both on the earth and online. Human logic and structure underlie how and what we experience, giving us a sense of power and control.
But while our intellect craves order, our spirit drives us to seek the natural world, to get outside and out of our heads. We journey to open land, water, and forest to be immersed in a story we did not author. To be enveloped in natural form, sound, smell, and texture. To be surprised and renewed.
But inevitably, we return.​​​​​​​
Garage Gallery is ½ block north of Main Street on N. Elm St.

Sarah Heitmeyer’s work takes us back to the water’s edge where we can drift in the waves and find resonance with the tide. Where water gives form to energy we cannot see. The shifting shapes and transparent surfaces of her geometric tiles and modular ceramic constructions give the eye something to focus on, while the mind takes a breath. The flowing surfaces, pressed by hand or swirled into patterned forms, are a bridge to the wild.
Scott Lerman transports us deep into the forest, where we are immersed in the distinctive textures and colors of its trees. In our minds, we can run our fingers over the scars, clinging lichen, and rough bark that record their history. His lens-based images deconstruct and reassemble surfaces, amplifying each tree’s distinctive character and bringing an abstracted forest into our ordered world.