Sarah Harford

5821 Devonshire Ave

St. Louis, MO 63109


Studio Open Saturday, October 7

Media Type:

Fiber, Installation, Sculpture

My studio practice questions the concept of security by manipulating the uniformity of mass-produced objects from our everyday realm. These specific objects serve two proposes in my work: one, they have a universal appearance because of their reproduction, which can be altered to affect the viewer's trust in reality; two, they often serve as a substitute for the body and can be implemented to create a visceral reaction to its irregularities. I am attracted to materials that can degrade from their purpose or be discarded for updated versions of themselves. These qualities become devices working inside of a new narrative that anticipates the loss of identity and self-deprivation in order to recognize what we dread. It is inside society's incongruity that we can unveil what defines us most.

Studio Features:

saraheharford.com


Image Credits:
Swing, 2016. Broken headlight and taillight plastic, detail. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St Louis. Courtesy the artist.
Damaged Goods, 2016. Eraser rubber material. Courtesy the artist.
No Enamel, 2017. Found chair seat with reclaimed chair parts. Courtesy the artist.
No Enamel, detail, 2017. Found chair seat with reclaimed chair parts. Courtesy the artist.
Dancer's Dent, 2017. Found high heel, sheetrock, and car paint. Courtesy the artist.