Sarah E. Wood, Untitled, 2009, Paint, wood, rubber, elastic, wire and cotton, 77 1/2 x 55 1/2 inches
Recalling American sculptors of the 60’s and 70’s, Sarah E. Wood’s shadows look like nothing I’ve ever seen. Previously, they took on the form of diamonds, pools of vinyl fabric, and arranged string. This month at Kate Werble Gallery, they don’t seem like shadows whatsoever. Most likely they are not. A rubber wheel and a mess of black woven material each hang from paired wooden disks. The forms strangely relate, though beyond a few basic color and sympathetic patterns it’s hard to identify precisely why. Undoubtedly a play on words, her exhibition Wait, speaks both to the weight of the form and the soft feeling of anticipation the hanging object evokes.
Sarah E. Wood, Diamond Shadow, 12 x 4 x 6 feet, elastic, vinyl, plastic
Sarah Wood was born in Beckley, West Virginia in 1976. She grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, attended The Maryland Institute, College of Art, graduating with a BFA in Painting, and a minor in Art History. She then completed the MFA program at Rutgers University, with a concentration in Sculpture. In 2001, Sarah moved to Brooklyn, NY where she continues to live and work.
Sarah has had recent solo exhibitions at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and at PS 122 in NYC.