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Sarah Vaeth
updated: 06/08/2011
website: www.sarahvaeth.net
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Snow Cave
Snow Cave (alternate view)
Snow Cave (detail)
Snow Cave (detail)
Snow Cave (detail)
'49 Ranch
'49 Ranch (alternate view)
'49 Ranch (detail)
'49 Ranch (detail)
'49 Ranch (detail)
Shift (May 15 detail)
Shift (May 19 detail)
Shift (May 25 installation view)
Shift (May 25 detail)
Shift (May 28 detail)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, architecture, meditative, psychological, site-specific
 
 
Snow Cave by Sarah Vaeth
Snow Cave
Site-specific installation: steel wire, laminiate tiles, latex paint, wall drawing (perforations), cast shadows.
December, 2010
96 " x  144 "  x 60 " 
Snow Cave (alternate view) by Sarah Vaeth
Snow Cave (alternate view)
Site-specific installation: steel wire, laminiate tiles, latex paint, wall drawing (perforations), cast shadows.
December, 2010
96 " x  144 "  x 60 " 
Snow Cave (detail) by Sarah Vaeth
Snow Cave (detail)
Site-specific installation: steel wire, laminiate tiles, latex paint, wall drawing (perforations), cast shadows.
December, 2010
96" x  144"  x 6" 
Snow Cave (detail) by Sarah Vaeth
Snow Cave (detail)
Site-specific installation: steel wire, laminiate tiles, latex paint, wall drawing (perforations), cast shadows.
December, 2010
96" x  144"  x 60" 
Snow Cave (detail) by Sarah Vaeth
Snow Cave (detail)
Site-specific installation: steel wire, laminiate tiles, latex paint, wall drawing (perforations), cast shadows.
December, 2010
96" x  144"  x 60" 
'49 Ranch by Sarah Vaeth
'49 Ranch
Site-specific installation: steel wire, contact paper, wall drawing (perforations), cast shadows.
October 6 - November 12, 2010
120" x  97"  x 60" 
'49 Ranch (alternate view) by Sarah Vaeth
'49 Ranch (alternate view)
Site-specific installation: steel wire, contact paper, wall drawing (perforations), cast shadows.
October 6 - November 12, 2010
120 " x  97 "  x 60 " 
'49 Ranch (detail) by Sarah Vaeth
'49 Ranch (detail)
Site-specific installation: steel wire, contact paper, wall drawing (perforations), cast shadows.
October 6 - November 12, 2010
120" x  97"  x 60" 
'49 Ranch (detail) by Sarah Vaeth
'49 Ranch (detail)
Site-specific installation: steel wire, contact paper, wall drawing (perforations), cast shadows.
October 6 - November 12, 2010
120" x  97"  x 60" 
'49 Ranch (detail) by Sarah Vaeth
'49 Ranch (detail)
Site-specific installation: steel wire, contact paper, wall drawing (perforations), cast shadows.
October 6 - November 12, 2010
120" x  97"  x 60" 
Shift (May 15 detail) by Sarah Vaeth
Shift (May 15 detail)
Site-specific and time-based installation: steel wire, latex paint, residual wall texture, cast shadows. Altered daily.
May 11 - 28, 2010
96 " x  216 "  x 132 " 
Shift (May 19 detail) by Sarah Vaeth
Shift (May 19 detail)
Site-specific and time-based installation: steel wire, latex paint, residual wall texture, cast shadows. Altered daily.
May 11 - 28, 2010
96" x  216"  x 132" 
Shift (May 25 installation view) by Sarah Vaeth
Shift (May 25 installation view)
Site-specific and time-based installation: steel wire, latex paint, residual wall texture, cast shadows. Altered daily.
May 11 - 28, 2010
96" x  216"  x 132" 
Shift (May 25 detail) by Sarah Vaeth
Shift (May 25 detail)
Site-specific and time-based installation: steel wire, latex paint, residual wall texture, cast shadows. Altered daily.
May 11 - 28, 2010
96" x  216"  x 132" 
Shift (May 28 detail) by Sarah Vaeth
Shift (May 28 detail)
Site-specific and time-based installation: steel wire, latex paint, residual wall texture, cast shadows. Altered daily.
May 11 - 28, 2010
96" x  216"  x 132" 

Artist Statement

My practice is fundamentally a drawing practice, but I employ a broad definition of drawing. For years an idea of construction/ dissolution has been the major principle of my work and has contributed to a metaphorical language centered on ideas of shelter and ephemerality. My process is driven by activities like placement, building, dismantling, rebuilding. Often I'm working from a basic unit of line, thinking of the lines functioning like bricks out of which the image is “built.”

The synonymous relationship between drawing and building arrives at a literal equivalence in my wire installations. I do think of these 3-d constructions as drawings, only the line is physically embodied in a length of wire.  I design the piece in-place (no preliminary models or drawings), treating the exhibit space like a page on which to work out a composition. My recent work consists of large installations, in which I'm using the the linear language of wire, but also of cast shadow and wall-drawing to respond to the conditions and constraints of a space, which are different every time. The work exists only for the duration of the exhibit, then I break the piece down into reusable modular parts. The temporary condition of the work is an important aspect for me, all the more so because I'm working with references to shelter and security: these forms become tenuous as the work physically embodies a metaphor of ephemerality.

 

Artist Bio / CV

Education

M.F.A. 2004 Printmaking Colorado State University.

B.A. 1998 Visual Art Bowdoin College: magna cum laude.

Awards/ Publications

2010 Object, No Object: Sculpture of Ideas. http://be-art-smart.blogspot.com/

2008 Rocky Mountain Biennial. Honorable mention.

2008 Studio Visit Magazine. V.2.

2003 Kennedy Center Scholarship (Colorado State University).

1998 Martel Prize (Bowdoin College).

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2010 Shift. Fort Collins Lincoln Center. Fort Collins, CO.

2010 Construction/ Dissolution. Art Lab. Fort Collins, CO.

2008 A Metaphor of Constructedness. OCA (Only Contemporary Art) Gallery. Fort Collins, CO.

2006 Earth Elements. Wilson Adams Gallery. Denver, CO.

2004 Interstices. (MFA Exhibition.) Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University.

Fort Collins, CO.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010 Object, No Object: Sculpture of Ideas. Fort Collins Museum of Art. Fort Collins, CO. Curated by FRCC Museum Studies.

2010 Drawing in the Expanded Field. Clara Hatton Gallery. Colorado State University. Fort Collins, CO. Curator Mary-Ann Kokoska. Jurors Deanna Petherbridge, Howard Riley.

2010 At the Moment: Constructing, Deconstructing and Reconstructing. Oak Room Gallery, University of Northern Colorado. Greeley, CO. Curators Kris Heinz-Nelson, Stephanie Newton.

2009 A History of the Art Department. Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University. Fort Collins, CO.

2009 Fort Collins Collects. Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art. Fort Collins, CO.

2008 Rocky Mountain Biennial. Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art. Fort Collins, CO. Juror: Michael Paglia. Honorable mention.

2006 The Third Annual Small Prints Show. Open Press Gallery. Denver, CO.