Sarah Gamble freely ranges across representation and abstraction, sometimes employing both strategies simultaneously. In one body of work, energy is made visible and characters—some vaguely human, others more animal—co-exist in unsettling environments. In another, Gamble presents us with what appears to be both the firing of our brain’s neural pathways (inner space) and the expansiveness and cosmic connectivity of celestial bodies (outer space). Recently, she has been concentrating on paintings that feature eyes peering through screens of foliage and constellations of dotted color. Gamble's expressionistic style, the ease with which she works the paint, and her willingness to experiment with media, foster the creation of un-knowable spaces, and otherworldly moods.
Gamble has had solo exhibitions at Philadelphia venues including Fleisher/Ollman, Moore College of Art, Bambi Gallery, Pageant, and Fleisher Art Memorial. Other solo shows have taken place at Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA; Lump Gallery Project Space, Raleigh, NC; and Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY. Gamble has been included in group exhibtions at venues such as Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY; RedLine Art Center, Denver, CO; Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM; Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE; and Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA. Gamble was awarded a Pew Fellowship in the Arts in 2009, and completed a yearlong residency at the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, New Mexico in 2014. She received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and her BFA from the Corcoran Gallery College of Art and Design, Washington, DC.
Anthony Campuzano, Sarah Gamble, and Mark Mahosky’s works are on view at Offsite at Fitler Club through 2020 for its inaugural Artists in Residence program.
RedLine Art Center
Nov 10–Dec 9, 2018
Group show featuring Sarah Gamble
Marcia Wood Gallery
Dec 10, 2016–Jan 05, 2017
Gamble and Swenbeck are both included in Cam Raleigh's group exhibition, 'The Nothing That Is: Chapter 1 DDDRRRAAAWWWIIINNNGGG,' curated by Bill Thelen and Jason Polan.
CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, NC
June 5–September 7, 2015
Summer Group Exhibition
June 18- August 1, 2015
Edward Thorp Gallery
New York, NY
Moore College of Art and Design
Jan 23–Mar 14, 2015
Sarah Gamble is currently in the collective Listening In, Philly Artists Speak, at the Abington Art Center. Curated by members of the Philadelphia collective, Grizzly Grizzly.
Abington Art Center
515 Meetinghouse Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046
October 10-December 7, 2014
Gamble will be featured in a two-person exhibition at Adams and Ollman with Katherine Bradford.
Adams and Ollman
811 East Burnside #213
Portland, OR 97214
November 7-December 20, 2014
Icebox Project Space at Crane Arts
1400 N. American St., Philadelphia
Aug 14–Sep 13, 2014
Curated by Timothy Belknap, Ryan McCartney and Anna Neighbor, Begin Where You Are features 32 Philadelphia-based artists, including Anthony Campuzano, Sarah Gamble, Becky Suss and Paul Swenbeck.
Fleisher/Ollman is pleased to spread the good news that the following old friends, new friends and amazing artists have been named the 2009 Pew Fellows:
Marc Brodzik, Anthony Campuzano, Sarah Gamble, Daniel Heyman, Ken Kalfus, Jennifer Levonian, Robert Matthews, Frances McElroy, Ben Peterson, Marco Roth, Ryan Trecartin, Nami Yamamoto
Pew Fellowships in the Arts, a program of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, was established by The Pew Charitable Trusts in 1991 and awards grants to artists working in a wide variety of performing, visual and literary disciplines.