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Sarah Kernohan
updated: 12/21/2012
website: www.sarahkernohan.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Untitled (In_scape study one)
Ogives
Frost, Friction, Flow, Seism (Part I) - cropped
Frost, Friction, Flow, Seism (Part 2) - cropped
Frost, Friction, Flow, Seism (Part 3) - cropped
Frost, Friction, Flow, Seism (Part 4) - cropped
Frost, Friction, Flow, Seism (Part 5) - cropped
Untitled (In_scape study two)
In_scape
In_scape (detail)
In_scape (detail)
Untitled (Shoreline study)
Untitled (Serac)
Untitled (Nève)
Study for a terminal moraine
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, conceptual, landscape, obsessive, organic, mapping, meditative, nature
 
 
Untitled (In_scape study one) by Sarah Kernohan
Untitled (In_scape study one)
Ink on paper
2009
59.8" x  55.1" 
Ogives by Sarah Kernohan
Ogives
Graphite and ink on paper
2009
95" x  108" 
Frost, Friction, Flow, Seism (Part I) - cropped by Sarah Kernohan
Frost, Friction, Flow, Seism (Part I) - cropped
Ink on paper
2009
95.6" x  55.1" 
Frost, Friction, Flow, Seism (Part 2) - cropped by Sarah Kernohan
Frost, Friction, Flow, Seism (Part 2) - cropped
Ink on paper
2009
95.6" x  55.1" 
Frost, Friction, Flow, Seism (Part 3) - cropped by Sarah Kernohan
Frost, Friction, Flow, Seism (Part 3) - cropped
Ink on paper
2009
95.6" x  55.1" 
Frost, Friction, Flow, Seism (Part 4) - cropped by Sarah Kernohan
Frost, Friction, Flow, Seism (Part 4) - cropped
Ink on paper
2009
95.6" x  55.1" 
Frost, Friction, Flow, Seism (Part 5) - cropped by Sarah Kernohan
Frost, Friction, Flow, Seism (Part 5) - cropped
Ink on paper
2009
95.6" x  55.1" 
Untitled (In_scape study two) by Sarah Kernohan
Untitled (In_scape study two)
Ink on paper
2009
59.8" x  55.1" 
In_scape by Sarah Kernohan
In_scape
Ink and pencil on paper
2009
55.1" x  359.8" 
In_scape (detail) by Sarah Kernohan
In_scape (detail)
Ink and pencil on paper
2009
55.1" x  359.8" 
In_scape (detail) by Sarah Kernohan
In_scape (detail)
Ink and pencil on paper
2009
55.1" x  359.8" 
Untitled (Shoreline study) by Sarah Kernohan
Untitled (Shoreline study)
Ink and gesso on paper
2010
27" x  27" 
Untitled (Serac) by Sarah Kernohan
Untitled (Serac)
Ink, gesso, and watercolour on paper
2012
60" x  55" 
Untitled (Nève) by Sarah Kernohan
Untitled (Nève)
Ink, gesso, and watercolour on paper
2012
60" x  55" 
Study for a terminal moraine by Sarah Kernohan
Study for a terminal moraine
Ink on paper (Japanese Album)
2012
8.5" x  115" 

Artist Statement

Sarah Kernohan develops drawings that to explore the surfaces of fossils, coral, wood, rocks, and other bits of organic debris, she enlarges them in search of patterns that recall those found in land formations, and in movement of the earth.

 

These drawings explore the limitations of memory and vision, seeking what happens when "scape" is penetrated conceptually, emotionally, physically, and psychogeographically.  Kernohan's artistic inspiration traverses subjects far and wide--grand landforms, waterbodies and glaciers, geology, the painted landscape, panorama, cyclorama, myriorama, and cosmorama.  Delving beyond topographical representation, she has taken the information found in drawing the surface to build drawings that consist of stratified layers of information with the aim of developing an understanding of the structure of her original source material.

 

For Kernohan, the act of drawing becomes an immersive activity akin to wandering and meditation, and the traces left behind are a record of that experience.

Artist Bio / CV

Sarah Kernohan graduated with a BFA in Drawing and Painting from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2008 and has been actively exhibiting in Canada and internationally (Italy, New Zealand, the United States) since 2004. Recent exhibitions include Making Scenes at Paul Petro Contemporary Art (Toronto, ON), In_scape at the Rotunda Gallery (Kitchener, ON) and Order/Chaos at XPACE (Toronto, ON). She was included in the Magenta Foundation’s book Carte Blanche Vol. 2: Painting, which was published in 2008.