Sarah Braman’s Sculptural Bricolage
As we try to ferret out the subjectivity of domesticated scraps placed in angular anatomical precision, the lightheartedness of rich pinks, blues and purples gesticulate mementos of joy, while the abstract components and wear of these materials demonstrate the struggles and tribulations of home existence forever encapsulated in time. From spray paint on found objects to hand-dyed fabrics, glass, metals, discarded bunk beds and a truck cap, Sarah depicts the unrest of growing up from a child bird’s eye view of the social and environmental climate of the world to young adulthood decisions and the notions of family. Upstate New York and Massachusetts -based, Braman’s artistry uses the juxtaposition of ordinary things in the architectural symmetry of colors and shadows that have the viewer scoping her creations through cavernous eyes. Hosted by Mitchell-Innes & Nash, YOU ARE EVERYTHING is Sarah’s first solo exhibition in New York City in five years.
“Art cares little for language or boundary, for class or privilege, for erudition; she speaks to all who care to listen. At times, her soul is laid bare by her master; at others, she pleads for a garment of mystery. Still, Art is a mistress fearless of time: Lovers covet her more with age and pledge their oaths to ensure she outlives them. So beloved, Art’s sole care is to honor her birth: to never stray from her creator’s vision of Truth. No other form of human expression challenges Art in her power to provoke our senses.”- anonymous