Sarah Stevenson: A Minor Catastrophe
With guest artist Holly King
Opening Saturday, October 14, 2023
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
TrépanierBaer is pleased to presentSarah Stevenson: A Minor Catastrophe. This exhibition is anchored by new and recent sculptures by Sarah Stevenson, and collaborative photographs by Sarah Stevenson and Holly King.
Sarah Stevenson uses vibrant metal wire and fabric thread to create voluminous and geometric sculptures. Stevenson transfers two-dimensional grid diagrams into three-dimensional skeletons, which are suspended from the ceiling, and in their weightlessness, spin ever so slightly as the movement of viewers circulates the air around them. Recalling Ruth Asawa’s woven mesh works, Stevenson’s sculptures compel the viewer to circumnavigate them to comprehend their entirety. Her airy sculptures are both conceptually dense and visually delightful.
As a compliment to Sarah Stevenson’s gossamer constructions, this exhibition includes new collaborative works by Sarah Stevenson and Holly King. Holly King has been making meticulously staged images from miniature theatres, groups of small sculptures composed of plants in the foreground, paintings as a backdrop and cleverly reflected lighting, to give rise, once photographed, to large-scale landscapes through which King hopes to reveal the beautiful and sublime. The result of their joint efforts places Stevenson’s sculptures within King’s constructed landscapes, and provides the viewer with a sense of awe and wonder.
Op. Cit. Hannibal de Pencier, Sarah Stevenson: Before the Storm, Fonderie Darling, Esse, 2021
Metallic thread, fabric thread
59.5″ x 39″ x 39″