Sarah Burns

Installation views of the MAEP exhibition “Sarah Burns: midday”; MAEP galleries; galleries 264-265

Alumni – 2014

Sarah Burns

Minneapolis, MN

Sarah Burns’ MAEP exhibition “midday” reinforce her interest in prefabricated materials, such as drywall, lumber, carpet, plaster, and tiles, from which she makes expertly refined abstract shapes and sculptural forms. Her diverse practice begins with an openness to materials, yet there is also an architectural discipline and earnestness to Burns’ work; as Steen Eiler Rasmussen said, “No other art employs a colder, more abstract form, but at the same time no other art is more intimately connected with man’s daily life from the cradle to the grave.” Her sculptures and room-sized installations create experiences that oscillate between intimately constructed details and how those forms evoke domestic environments that recur in memories of
personal spaces.

midday: Sarah Burns (link)

Installation views of the MAEP exhibition “Sarah Burns: midday”;
MAEP galleries; galleries 264-265

By pattymcmeans

Patricia Healy McMeans is a current PhD candidate study contemporary art practice and social studios at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) This web log will attempt to document her personal research under the direction of Neil Mulholland.