April 17, 2019
By Aileen Farshi
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Sarah Emerson’s O Smithereens!, at Whitespace through May 4, explores the fragility of life and early pleasures and builds on her 2018 series Are We the Monsters, seen at Zuckerman Museum of Art in Kennesaw.
The paintings and drawings feature familiar stylized landscapes imploding into darkness and devouring all inhabitants, and feel more feminine. Shades of soft pink and animated drawings of the female body are pronounced, likely a nod to the upswing in national attention to women’s rights.