April 9, 2013

Gallery artist Sara Cwynar is featured in the current issue of Magenta Magazine.


“Brooklyn-based Canadian Sara Cwynar’s photographs are informed by her collecting habits and propelled by her love of documentation. For the “Colour Studies” series (2012), Cwynar has accumulated a mass of objects and honours her “hoarding” obsession through the photographs, which read like still life arrangements, or images from catalogues or advertising. Cwynar composes her photographs in pleasing displays that are very personal, yet easy to relate to. Her acute attention to detail holds power on a micro scale yet, when looking at these compositions, the viewer feels a specific pull. In these photographs, relationships between items are highlighted, but the work is most concerned with colour. Cwynar neatly displays her understanding of aesthetics, meticulously organizing the noise of our material world.

Cwynar is a graduate of York University, and has exhibited her photos and installations internationally at The Magenta Flash Forward Festival (Toronto and Boston) Foam Photography Museum (Amsterdam), Ed Varie and Printed Matter (New York), Paul Petro Special Projects (Toronto) and the Royal College of Art (London, U.K.). Her work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, 01 Magazine, and Bad Day. She was listed as one of Print magazine’s “20 Under 30 New Visual Artists for 2011”. Cwynar is represented by COOPER COLE in Toronto.”

To see the full article please visit Magenta online.

For more information about Sara Cwynar please contact the gallery:

+1 (647) 347-3316


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