31 January -
14 March 2015
Studio 12200 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
Opening: Friday 30 January, 6-8pm
For RUNNING ORDER, Sarah crowEST showed a series of stretched and unstretched paintings alongside digital prints of these works attached to human bodies. An interactive part of the Studio 12 exhibition invited viewers to ring a bell to summon the artist from her adjacent studio, and to become part of a ‘casting call’ or discussion. This may or may not have involved dressing-up, image capture and inclusion in the running order for a hypothetical fashion parade.
Several of crowEST’s paintings were be worn by guests at the opening of the exhibition on Friday 30 January, and are available to be worn by visitors throughout the duration of the exhibition.
On Saturday 31 January, crowEST also held a studio sale upstairs at Gertrude Contemporary.
Sarah crowEST's recent solo exhibitions include: SELVEDGE, ORDER, RUPTURE, West Space, Melbourne, 2014, A SERIOUS OF OBJECTS, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, 2014, SOFT. HARD. EASY., C3 Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, tumbleweed methodology: a theory of the cycle of things, Craft, Melbourne, 2013, and the inexplicable magnetism of an alien object, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, 2012. Recent group exhibitions include: BETTER, FASTER, STRONGER, Melbourne Art Fair Project Space, 2014, DEEP TIME, TCB, Melbourne, 2014 Assembly: contemporary ceramics, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, 2014, Unsettled Sculpture, Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne, 2013, and Loosely Speaking, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, 2013. In 2013, crowEST was awarded a New Work grant by the Australia Council, and a PhD by University of Melbourne (Victorian College of the Arts). In 2008 she was a recipient of the Samstag International Travel/study scholarship and spent a year in Lisbon, Portugal at the mysterious Escola Maumaus in the independent study program.