Materially lustrous, Sara Robichaud’s new series of paintings in the exhibition “Spectral,” combine processes and ideas that embody the physicality of formalist painting, and invite imaginative, playful interpretation. Sara scrapes pools of colour together with gel medium to create mysterious floating forms on grounds that act like recesses of the mind. For the large-scale works, she has constructed a wood ‘contraption,’ which allows her to glide suspended above the surface of the canvas, pouring and scraping paint, transferring a feeling of movement to contrast the stasis of vacuous space in the background. These works are the embodiment and output of an artist deep into process who becomes the unconscious conduit for creativity released into form onto canvas.