No paint or other substance a painter might use is visible on the surfaces of the pictures Sara Sizer (b. Dallas, Texas, 1967; lives and works in Berlin) creates. They do t derive their form from any painterly medium. Sizer makes her paintings by using chemical bleach to discolor the raw canvases to varying degrees; her designs, meanwhile, gain contour as she pulls threads out of the mochrome surface. On her bleached canvases, the artist captures fleeting moments, a particular incidence of light or shadow falling across them, as though their surfaces were photosensitive. They are also tactile, so much so that they cast an almost irresistable spell. With an essay by Juilian Heynen.