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Sarah Crowner

Sarah Crowner News

Sarah Crowner’s first U.S. solo exhibition, Beetle in the Leaves, opened at Mass MOCA on April 16 and will continue through the summer. Mass MOCA describes, “…This installation invites viewers to engage directly—face to face, visually, and spatially—with the works, which in turn operate like performers on the raised stage, enveloping the viewer in the scene. The hard, glossy nature of the tiles and the hard edges of their uniform grid structure provide counterpoints to the softly textured canvas and curvilinear forms of Crowner’s paintings.”

View the museum’s exhibition webpage here.

 

Installation view of Sarah Crowner, Beetle in the Leaves, 2016 

 ’Rotated Stretched Stems’, 2016                     
Acrylic on canvas and raw canvas, sewn               
98 x 120 inches                                  
Courtesy of the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York

‘Platform (Pentagon Leaves)’, 2016
Hand painted and raw cement tiles, wood, cement board, mortar, grout
29 x 29 feet
Courtesy of the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York

Tiles produced with Popham Design, Marrakech, Morroco
Photo: David Dashiell 

Untitled (Spotlights)

Highpoint Editions is thrilled to announce the release of Untitled (Spotlights), a stunning new pair of prints created in collaboration with New York-based artist Sarah Crowner.

The artist’s signature use of bold color and composition is on full display in these prints. Known for her vivid sewn paintings, Crowner’s work explores the nature of material and media, references art history, and plays with color and geometry. In her work at Highpoint, Crowner further explores these interests through printmaking techniques, juxtaposing and playing upon the opacity of screenprinted inks with the highly textured surfaces of inexpensive building materials rendered through relief printing and lithography.

 

Check out this great article about Crowner on the Walker Art Center’s blog: http://blogs.walkerart.org/visualarts/2012/11/20/painting-as-score-sarah-crowner-on-format/

 

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About the Artist

Sarah Crowner lives and works in New York City. Born in 1974 in Philadelphia, PA, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from Hunter College, City University of New York, in 2002. She also attended Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts, in Paris, France. Crowner’s work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions in galleries and museums worldwide including Walker Art Center, Whitney Museum of American Art, The Institute of Contemporary Arts (London), Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and numerous other institutions across the United States and Europe.

 

Untitled (Spotlights) resides in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Walker Art Center, the Cleveland Clinic, Fidelity Corporate Art Collection, and UBS.