Sarah CrowEST: WERKSATZ TAEUBER - Art Collector

Sarah CrowEST, My Architect’s Swimming Pool 2015 & My Architect’s Apron 2015, photo by Christian Capurro. Courtesy: the artist and Gallery9, Darlinghurst

Sarah crowEST’s latest series of paintings brim with the spectre of an encounter with what she describes as the ‘lost architecture’ of Sophie Taeuber-Arp (Swiss dancer, designer, architect and artist). A little-known set of geometric, linear abstractions made by Taeuber-Arp in the 1920s have become a touchstone for an ongoing body of work by crowEST. Taeuber-Arp’s elegant and minimal diagrammatic paintings on paper have become, today, unfathomable in their intent due to archival omission of an unsupported strand of her oeuvre. CrowEST seeks to honour Taeuber-Arp and continue the conversation by inhabiting a slender strand of her formal language to work with it in new directions. The series shown at Gallery 9 is part of a group of crowEST’s paintings currently featured in Call of the Avant Garde: Constructivism and Australian Art at Heide Museum of Modern Art alongside the only work by Taeuber-Arp held in an Australian collection.

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Wednesday 12 July 2017
Exhibition closes: 5 August 2017
Location: Gallery 9, 9 Darley St Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Contact: 02 9380 9909
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