What We Look At: A Mother and Daughter Dialogue in Art

In What We Look At Jane Sutherland and Alex Sax, mother and daughter, present a dialogue in art. Included in the exhibit are oil, gouache and pastel paintings of everyday objects, hand-made dolls, and portraits of woman artists by Sutherland. Works included by Sax are mixed media sculptures, drawings and paintings of everyday objects, flora and fauna, and animals from her historical fiction stories. The details of their observations reveal the complexity and often unnoticed richness of the world.

This is the second collaboration between Alex Sax and Jane Sutherland. In 2002 they presented The Crane Project at Vassos Gallery, Silvermine CT dedicated to saving these endangered birds world wide.

What We Look At is dedicated to women’s activism to recognize the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment securing equal voting rights for women.

Jane Sutherland is Professor Emerita at Fairfield University. From 1998 – 2014, she was the author of “Technical Q&A” in American Artist Magazine, and Artist in Residence at the Summer Seminars of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation in Colorado Springs. Sutherland received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and MFA from Universidad de las Americas, Puebla, Mexico, and is an alumna of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her art has been exhibited in the U.S. and in Mexico and is in many private and public collections. She resides in Southport, Connecticut.

Alex Sax teaches privately and part-time at the University of Southern Maine and Southern Maine Community College. She has been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Weir Farm. Sax received a BA from Hamilton College and MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Her temporary and permanent installations have been exhibited in New York, Connecticut and Maine. She resides in Yarmouth, ME.