Sarah Crofts is an exhibiting artist with Nancy Y. Kim.
Artists Statement on Reciprocity
We are working on a daily visual dialogue starting from the paradox of creativity within limitations due to ongoing quarantines in our respective locations, as perceived through the lenses of two US-born women living in Colombia and Italy – outside of our original cultural contexts – and thus pre-conditioned to feelings of confinement as foreigner/immigrant even before the pandemic. Our conversation, through an ongoing exchange of images and objects, serves to connect, encourage, inspire and challenge us as a daily practice relating to art and language.
We’re excited about the exhibition as a dynamic space of creation and dialogue, especially within the curatorial framework of reciprocity, which has inspired us to develop this project further. We have frequently discussed collaborating; this call solidified our ideas, prompting difficult discussions about art, identity, and perceived otherness, that we aim to address visually, showing the process of making in a non-hierarchical manner, including the prompts, distractions, as well as outcomes.
We will present this work as a running dialogue throughout the duration of the show, with daily entries. In the physical gallery, we’ll present two wifi enabled digital picture frames, which we’ll upload remotely everyday, two feeds in conversation. As an online show, we will activate your instagram feed and/or youtube channel. Instagram will run as a feed, youtube as a bi-weekly slideshow of the conversation.
Artist Bio for Sarah Crofts
Sarah Crofts is a multi-disciplinary artist living between Brooklyn, NY and Bogotá, Colombia, who works with various time-based processes to create objects and installations that question the role of power dynamics associated with urban and agricultural landscapes. She received her Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College and Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. Her career has crisscrossed both the art world and the film industry. Sarah has participated in exhibitions and screenings domestically and abroad, and attended artist residencies at Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Vermont Studio Center and was invited to collaborate in the program “Books at Miriam”, the inaugural book arts residency at Miriam Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.
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