is an American painter and artist based in New York.
Her work is in the collection of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (Overland Park, Kansas), the Margulies Collection, and other noteworthy public and private collections. Sherman’s main body of work consists of landscapes painted with oil on canvas. Their subject matter, more specifically described as icy glaciers, ominous islands, rocky terrain, and foliage, is in line with philosophical discourse on the sublime. Sherman is influenced by the writings of Edmund Burke, Immanuel Kant, and Jean-François Lyotard who discussed the sublime and the beauty of the natural world.
“It is less about representing a specific place, and more about how paint can create an experience of a space that is both alluring and terrifying. My interest is in a space that falls apart as it begins to congeal and questions our relationship to the conventions of landscape.”
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