Sara Cwynar Exhibition ‘Gilded Age II’ to Open July 5 at The Polygon Gallery
North Vancouver, BC | The Polygon Gallery presents Gilded Age II, an exhibition of works by Vancouver-born, Brooklyn-based artist Sara Cwynar. Primarily working in video and photography, Cwynar’s artworks evolve from a cyclical process of collecting, creating, and re-presenting both original and found visual material. Combining analogue techniques with futuristic imagery and digital artefacts, Cwynar produces photographic collages that allude to the proliferation of images in contemporary visual culture.
Organised by Vancouver curator Jenn Jackson, Gilded Age II is Cwynar’s first solo exhibition on the West Coast. The exhibition features recent photographs and two videos, reflecting Cwynar’s interest in how design and popular images impact collective modes of knowing and seeing. In Sara Cwynar’s works, found photographs, everyday artefacts, illustrations, notes, and models collide.
Sara Cwynar (b. 1985, Vancouver, BC) holds an MFA from Yale University, New Haven, CT and a Bachelor of Design from York University, Toronto, ON. Selected exhibitions include The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, USA (2019); Image Model Muse, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, USA (2019); Rose Gold, The approach, London, UK (2018); Hard to Picture: A Tribute to Ad Reinhardt, Mudam, Luxembourg (2018); Subjektiv, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (2017); L’Image Volée, Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy (2016); and Greater New York, MoMA PS1, Queens, NY (2015/16). Cwynar’s artist book, Kitsch Encyclopedia (2014), was published by Blonde Art Books, and she is represented by Cooper Cole, Toronto and Foxy Production, New York.
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