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Sara Schneckloth
updated: 09/04/2012
website: www.saraschneckloth.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
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new works - installation view
open gestures installation view
encounter i - excavation
encounter iii - attraction
in haptic recall ii
in haptic recall i
in haptic recall - detail
anxiety machine 1
confounded edge
confluence i
studio - notes to self - detail
the dissection suite
dissection - third movement
working from the reliquary
working from the reliquary
 
Portfolio Keywords:  biomorphic, gestural, anatomy, collage, systems, organic, science, dreams, memory, psychological
 
 
new works - installation view by Sara Schneckloth
new works - installation view
current - graphite on cut paper
2010
120 " x  240 "  x 2 " 
open gestures installation view by Sara Schneckloth
open gestures installation view
mixed media drawings
november 2008
0" x  0" 
encounter i - excavation by Sara Schneckloth
encounter i - excavation
charcoal on paper; plastic ball bearings
2008
28" x  44"  x 60" 
encounter iii - attraction by Sara Schneckloth
encounter iii - attraction
graphite on tempera and aluminum; iron filings, rare earth magnets
2008
28 " x  44 "  x 60 " 
in haptic recall ii by Sara Schneckloth
in haptic recall ii
charcoal, ink, graphite, tempera, conte and wire on paper and aluminum
2006-2007
120" x  240"  x 1" 
in haptic recall i by Sara Schneckloth
in haptic recall i
charcoal, ink, graphite, tempera, conte and wire on paper and aluminum
2006
144" x  442"  x 3" 
in haptic recall - detail by Sara Schneckloth
in haptic recall - detail
charcoal, ink, graphite, tempera, conte and wire on paper and aluminum
2006
Dimensions variable
anxiety machine 1 by Sara Schneckloth
anxiety machine 1
charcoal, china marker on paper
2009
60" x  120"  x 2" 
confounded edge by Sara Schneckloth
confounded edge
charcoal, cut paper
2008
Dimensions variable
confluence i by Sara Schneckloth
confluence i
china marker on paper
2008
107" x  107" 
studio - notes to self - detail by Sara Schneckloth
studio - notes to self - detail
charcoal and pastel on paper
2005
Dimensions variable
the dissection suite by Sara Schneckloth
the dissection suite
charcoal and tempera on paper and aluminum
2006
96" x  44"  x 1" 
dissection - third movement by Sara Schneckloth
dissection - third movement
charcoal and tempera on paper and aluminum
2006
96" x  44"  x 1" 
working from the reliquary by Sara Schneckloth
working from the reliquary
charcoal and pastel on paper
2005
Dimensions variable
working from the reliquary by Sara Schneckloth
working from the reliquary
charcoal and pastel on paper
2005
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

How do we hold memory? How do memories hold us? Through drawing, painting, and installation, my work strives to embody moments of remembering and raise questions about the relationship between the body’s physical performance of memory and inscriptive practice.

In this undertaking, I see myself as both scientist and test subject, generating and cataloguing anatomical specimens of emotional engagement. My drawings originate from deep-seated physical reactions to vivid memories. Paying attention to my own bodily state – rushes of adrenaline, tightening of muscle, knotting of the gut – as I occupy states of recall, I generate figural forms that function as markers, or containers, of lived experience. My figures are organic and visceral, imagined biologies alluding to an interior dissected and penetrated. Taking an analytic step back, I arrange, classify, and connect, seeking systems of thought, anatomies of experience.

I believe that the act of drawing is a way of residing in multiple states of awareness – of present, past, future – of what one is, has been, and hopes to become – of the physical, the mental, and the formal. I draw as a way to see more deeply, both inside and out, and to elevate the act of seeing to a process that is fully engaging of both body and mind. In the gesture of a drawing, there abides the question of how human beings hold memory. I care about how the body holds its history, and how that recollected history can be performed through the act of making embodied signs.

Artist Bio / CV

Sara Schneckloth works in a variety of media as a way to explore the potential of contemporary drawing practice. Currently residing in South Carolina, Schneckloth holds an MFA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and has lived and worked in Iowa, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, and Cape Town, South Africa.  She is currently an Assistant Professor of Drawing at the University of South Carolina.

Select Exhbition History (*solo shows marked by asterisk) 

2012

*Structure and Flow, Curfman Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.
*Selected Works, Numina Gallery, Princeton, NJ.
Drawing Beyond, Princeton Arts Council, Princeton, NJ.
M(i)(a)cro, New Art Center, Newton, MA.

2011

 

*Batir des Murs/Parkour, DRAW International, Caylus, France.

*Anxiety Machines, Jones Art Center, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

*Toward Gesture, Priebe Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI.

*Between Mark and Edge, Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO.

*Drawing Across Borders, Staniar Gallery, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA.

Multiple Propositions, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN.

Papier Machete, Gallery5, Richmond, VA.

FlexFest, Florida Experimental Film Festival, Gainesville, FL.

 

2010

 

*Surge Protection, Gallery of the Visual Arts, University of Montana, Missoula, MT.

*Currents and Flows, Rockford College Gallery, Rockford, IL.

Re: mark - 2010 Drawing Invitational, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

Sovereign Screens, Indie Grits Film Festival, Columbia, SC.

Selections from the International Drawing Annual V, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.

Sheer Splendor: Davidoff, Pardue, Schneckloth, Chicago Art Source Gallery, Chicago, IL.

 

2009

 

*Open Gestures: Figural Units, FAB Gallery, SC State University, Orangeburg, SC

*Recall Patterns, City Art Gallery, Columbia, SC.

Shades - Drawing the Space, O’Kane Gallery, University of Houston - Downtown, Houston, TX.

New American Paintings, Exhibition in Print, Number 82, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA.

Analog Interactivity, Southern California Institute of Architecture Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

 

 

Full resume at www.sarachneckloth.com