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Sabe Lewellyn

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20171028162046-07_sl_aroma
Same as it ever was, 2017 Aroma And Ultrasonic Diffuser Also Working With The Borders Of Perception Is Same As It Ever Was A Series Of Aromas And Ultrasonic Diffusers. Early On I Established A Vocabulary Of What I Wanted To Explore Within The Glue Factory Wanting The Aroma To Conv 15 M2 © 2017
20171028162047-06_sl_there
There..., 2017 During December 5, 2016 – December 16, 2016 I Had An Open Piece Where I Determined The Structure But The Public Created The Content I Invited The Public To Join Me In An Interior With A West Facing Window From Sunset To Nautical Twilight During The Two We
20171028162057-06_sl_offer
An Offer, 2017 Between The First And Second Year Of The Mfa Program At Gsa, Each Student Puts In A Proposal For Their Studio The Next Year. In Mine, I Listed Needing A Space “Cozy Enough To Welcome Individuals To Practice Hospitality.” Here I Can Play A Super Host And A 272 X 272 X 422 Cm © 2017
20171028162102-05_sl_usb
Stands Scotland where it stood, 2017 A 16 Gb Usb Shared On Deaddrops.Com 1 File Included 12 Gb Available For Others To Share. This Is Part Of A Work Of Aram Bartholl Who Began Placing Dead Drop Us Bs As A Way To Offline File Share In New York City In 2010. This Continues Providing That Platfo A 16 Gb Usb At Lat Long 55.874174, 4.259804 Shared On Deaddrops.Com 1 File Included 12 Gb Available For Others To Share) © 2017
20171028162108-03_sl_pas
Pas, Pas, Pas, 2014 Three Lifesized Solid Chocolate Feet And Gilded Chain. The Feet Were Cast From A Single Mold Taken From A Model And Using Dark Chocolate. Mounted With Gilded Chain Styled After A Horse Bridal Hung On A Hook. 46 X 91 X 13 Cm
20171028162109-02_sl_how
How curious! how real!, 2016 Neon, And Envelopes Of Wildflower Seed For Bumblebee Habitat An Interactive Installation That Plays With The Idea Of Sites And Non Sites. The Work Is Titled “How Curious! How Real!” It Includes Envelopes Of Wildflower Seeds That Visitors Were Invited To T 270cm X 120cm © 2016
20171028162129-01_sl_blue
blue, blue, 2017 A Collection Of Handmade, And Manufactured 20th Century Bells And Vibration Motors Installed On The Ground Floor Of The Glue Factory. 15 M2 © 2017
20171028162129-z_04_sl_phone
(A)Long Walk Hospitalfield to Hospitalfield 5 miles, 2016 Digital Audio Created From Local Field Recordings Was Listened To Via My Personal Iphone And Was Passed From Individual To Individual During The Exhibition. Duration: 10:00 Mins © 2016
20171028162131-z_05_sl_hope
Hope Street, 2016-2017 A Series Of Engagement Projects Kickoff Within A Exhibit In Which A Contract Was Offered, And In Exchange Of Fulfilling The Contract I Was To Be Given A Drink Of My Choice At Any Venue Of My Choice Hope Street In Glasgow Scotland. Several Miles © 2016
20171029133615-z_04_sl_rain_copy
The rain will be light., 2016 A Video Of Non Creative Writing Text From Push Notifications About Weather Of An Unknown Location. Duration: 30:19 Mins. © 2016
20171029135957-memebetter
.Replace “program” with “art” .Replace “users” with “viewers”, 2017 15 Internet Memes Created With A Meme Generator Projected From The Cca Onto Sauchiehall Street. © 2017
20171029154817-10_lewellyn_s_sturmgewehr
Sturmgewehr, 2013 8.5x11 Sheets Of Paper, Magic™ Tape, Youtube Tutorials From Kids 8 10 Years Old 91cm X 91cm X 182cm © 2013
20171030161933-screen_shot_2017-10-30_at_11
hole, 2016 Short 22 Second Video Shot In Glasgow Scotland. 22 Seconds © 2016
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Exhileration, 2015 In May Of 2015, I Transported The Boat I Spent Almost A Year Designing To The Gulf Coast And Assembled It To Row Out And Live On The U.S. Barrier Islands In The Gulf Of Mexico. Two Weeks And Over 30 Miles © 2015
20171030172518-lewellyns_2014_projectimage
#transmigure, 2014 A Participatory Piece. Anyone May Bring An Object That Will Fit Within The Cubic Foot Of The White Box. The Participant Will Open The Box, Photograph The Current Object Within, Share The Photo Via Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter... With The #Mogrif 30cm X 30cm X 30cm © 2014
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Heber Springs, AR
Birth year
1977
Schools
Memphis College of Art, 2001, BFA
Glasgow School of Art, 2017, MFA
New York Studio School NYC, 2011
Statement/Bio

Statement

From large, expansive spatial gestures and solid structural works to delicate, nuanced explorations using space-hungry materials like light, sound, and aroma, there is constant diversity in the media and texture of the space in my practice.  
This diversity is used to create works that engage with the imagination or with society - the public acting as collaborators - and environmental issues. 
 
 
In May of 2015, I transported a boat I spent almost a year designing, to the Gulf Coast and assembled it to row out and live alone on the U.S. barrier islands in the Gulf of Mexico. Much of my work now deals with the transient qualities I experienced there and frequently the conversation is ecological. My works or events play on the edge of certainty, often using objects that have history and presence, and the personal stories of the individual, to explore the border between the unintelligible and the intangible.  
 
 
Rarely do I work exclusively in one medium; I invite the audience to explore the creation, refinement, and use of the materials in a particular work, by society. In my social engagement work, I focus on ethereal qualities such as taste, sound, conversation and exchange.

 

Bio

In 2001 Sabe completed his formal training at Memphis College of Art receiving a dual degree of Bachelor of Fine Art in both painting and computer arts with a minor in Art history. After a group show where he took Best of Show juried by Gary Hill, winner of two Guggenheim Fellowships and the Leone d’Oro Prize for sculpture at the Venice Biennale, at the Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle, he began to move away from painting and focus on video and sculpture work. His first solo show using these new mediums was in 2014.  

That year Sabe appeared twice in Bare Hill Publishing's "The State of Art” book series, one volume for his previous painting work, the other for his new work.  

The following year Sabe added his body as a medium for his work with a project in the Gulf of Mexico. Last year Sabe did residencies at Hospitalfield, and Art/Earth/Tech in La Cheraille, France and received a Sustainability in Action Group Grant. This year he graduated with Merit as a Master of Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art and was exhibited in a solo show at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow.

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