Roswell Artist-in-Residence: Sarah Bostwick is showing her works in an ongoing exhibition at Roswell Museum and Art Cente till June 17, 2012.
Sarah Bostwick casts and carves traditional materials, such as plaster and hardwoods, to depict minimalist landscapes and scenes of colloquial architecture in low relief. By employing light and shadow to illustrate how built landscapes are altered by their inhabitance, Bostwick seeks to comment on the language of objects. She is interested in documenting places as a type of cultural anthropology, recreating man-made forms in monochromatic miniature in an attempt to decipher these three-dimensional objects. For her exhibition, Bostwick will present new works that hover between three-dimensional objects and allusions of pictorial space.
(text source: Roswell Museum and Art Center)
(Image: Sarah Bostwick, Rose Cinema, 2009, Hydrocal and wood - Unique, 91 x 152,4 x 7,6 cm; Courtesy Meessen De Clercq)
More about Sarah Bostwick (b. 1979, Ridgefield, Connecticut)
Sarah Bostwick captures forgotten ornament on buildings rarely considered as works of art. She focuses on the sides of buildings that show the remnants of departed neighbors, buildings that used to be attached. Bostwick highlights the voids that define absence in the urban fabric of built and razed buildings.
Sarah Bostwick’s work might cause you to look closely at the place you are standing, and consider how old it is, where it is located; and, if it is a building, what design ideas inspired it, what it is built out of, what floor you are standing on, how long it might last, what preceded it, and maybe even imagine what might come next. She draws our attention to relationship between man-made and natural structures, and begs us to question our assumptions about what it is we see, and its place in the environment in which we exist.
Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Printmaking, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 2001. European Honors Program, Rhode Island School of Design, Palazzo Cenci, Rome, Italy, 2000.
(text source: Meessen De Clercq)
(Image on top right: Sarah Bostwick, Brussels Monument (black), 2012, bronze; Courtesy of the artist and Roswell Museum and Art Center)