Sara Frantz

Sara Frantz, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

The Ability to Control Thoughts and Actions, 2020
oil on canvas

Not Mutually Explosive, 2018
oil on canvas

This Makes Me Uncomfortable, 2019
oil on stretched paper

Sara Frantz’ latest series of paintings explore distance, dislocation, and imagined barriers. Composed from the perspective of being inside a cave, in these works the viewer looks up or out to the sky, but is unable to touch what the stars may offer. Frantz works in oil on canvas, but her unusual handling of the traditional medium creates works with flat color and seemingly digital paint marks. The result is paintings that consider how technology simultaneously extends and amputates people’s senses, fragmenting our experiences.