RAIR | 2011-12
Sarah Bostwick | South Pasadena, Ca
Born in Ridgefield, Connecticut, Bostwick spends her time in between New York and Los Angeles. Selected solo exhibitions include, Actual Space, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (2012), and Grey Area, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, (2011). Her work is in the permanent collections of SFMOMA, The Progressive Art Collection, and Microsoft Art Collection and has been featured in Artforum, Flash Art, the San Francisco Chronicle, and The New York Times.
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 inhabitants, 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. During her year at the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, Bostwick has begun experimenting with the combination of traditional furniture construction techniques and finishes with low-light photographic imagery to create large scale wood reliefs. Roswell (2012), the first in the series of ebonized wood reliefs is a continuation of works cast in both hydrocal and bronze that hover between three-dimensional objects and allusions of pictorial space.