ARTnews recently visited gallery artist Sara Cwynar in her studio for their weekly Habitat series.
“I met Sara Cwynar on a humid day in July at her studio on the third floor of a warehouse building near the Gowanus Bay. The space is only temporary for her since she is heading back to Yale to complete her MFA at the end of the month. It’s surprising that she’s only been in the space since June since it’s full of countless trinkets and objects. “It looks like I’ve been here a lot longer,” she admitted. “I got a car when I moved to New Haven and I can get so much more stuff now. Until last year, I used to carry suitcases on the subway filled with materials.” Cwynar tends to buy her source material from dollar stores, drug stores, eBay, and, recently, candlestock.com, a candle company based in Woodstock, New York. Photographing those objects and combining them with found images through rephotography and collage, she makes intricate, otherworldly still lifes, which she has shown at Cooper Cole in Toronto and Foxy Production in New York.”
– Katherine McMahon
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