........Helena Papadopoulos

Zig Zags and Curves, May 10-July 9, 2011
Press release

In her new works Sarah Crowner argues against a distinction between painting and object, fine and applied arts, geometric abstraction and representation. With pieces of fabric, burlap and canvas painted in oil or gouache, sewn together with an industrial machine, she conjures up images of dancers’ bodies in motion, theater stages and spotlights. The tactility of the surfaces is intensified by the stitching, the resulting irregular curved lines or diagonals that connect the different areas of color and texture, the ovals that recede and supercede. The compositions obliquely evoke concrete art and the early 20th century European avant-gardes as well as the experiments of 1960’s Californian hard-edge painting.
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