Touchstone | Amy Sabrin Cross Purposes

By Editorial Team on March 28, 2022

Fri, 01 April 2022 - Sun, 01 May 2022

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Public Opening: Sunday, April 3, 3 – 5 pm

Amy Sabrin’s art deploys a maze of complex surfaces and mosaic-like patterns to conjure the emotional essence of spaces with which she is familiar. Her work Intentionally avoids representation of any specific place or person, offering instead a complex visual and emotional experience. By building up a jewel-like puzzle pieces of simple shapes – crosses, Xs, dots, stripes, boxes, cells, cross-hatching and more – and suffusing the surface with layers of paint, shifts of hue, and texture, Sabrin‘s art captures the feeling of wandering (perhaps lost) between spaces, down city streets, or into dead-end alleys, only to make unanticipated discoveries. The intent is to seduce the viewer, consciously or not, to try to untangle the maze and see patterns that may or may not be there, much like reading a map or viewing an unfamiliar landscape; in other words, to infuse their own meaning into the pattern.

About Amy Sabrin
Amy Sabrin has painting on and off her whole life, but almost full-time since she retired from practicing white collar criminal defense law 11 years ago. She is a juried member of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists and Touchstone Gallery, and her work has been exhibited (and won awards) at juried shows at The Art League in Alexandria, the Hill Center in D.C., Friendship Heights Gallery, and Glen Echo’s Yellow Barn. In 2019 she was selected to have a solo show at the Tower Gallery at Glen Echo National Park. Born and raised in the New York City area, Sabrin has lived in Washington D.C. since 1974. More of her work can be found at

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