About Sarah Menelaus
The prints and paintings of Sarah Menelaus demonstrate the gestural factor aesthetic principle to perfection. The dynamism of her construction is in wonderful lyrical accord with the image. Her monoprints of a sprinting dog are a poetic exercise in rushing marks, where the speedy gestures express the strain and thrust of the dog but simultaneously spell out the anatomy, space and volumes with analytical precision.
Menelaus doesn’t do bravura for style’s sake but to forge an accord between the built image and perception. Her painting of garfish could sit happily in any museum where the curators still understand the project of representational painting.