Sarah Contos: Shadowboxing - Art Collector

Sarah Contos, Heavily weighted performance instincts, 2014. Screenprint with oil and collage on linen and bleached velveteen, kanga, leather, jingle cones, glazed earthenware, chain, elastic, beads, thread and wood, 120 x 140cm. Courtesy: the artist and Gallery 9, Sydney

This is the first Sydney commercial gallery show for Sydney-based artist Sarah Contos. She works across sculpture, collage and installation to investigate themes of primitivism, exoticism and eroticism within the domestic and everyday. Her influences are drawn from cultural anthropology, fetishism ideologies, folk art and arts and craft methodologies from selected tribal communities.

Contos is a past recipient of the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship for Sculpture and has participated in artist residency programs at the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in Beijing, the Dogtroep in the Netherlands and at Artspace in Sydney. Concurrent to this solo show she is also exhibiting in
Future Primitive at Heide Museum of Modern Art, a group show curated by Linda Michael.

Exhibition opens: 6pm Wednesday 29 January 2014
Exhibition closes: 15 February 2014
Location: Gallery 9, 9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Contact: 02 9380 9909

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