— I am making a new body of work about painting, geometry and dance. I came across a picture of a dancer called Erick Hawkins performing in Martha Graham’s Stephen Acrobat, from 1947, and decided to make a poster starting with his body over a watercolor ground. Here are three outtakes for the poster, which were not used.
Sarah Crowner received her BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz and her MFA from Hunter College in 2002. Recent solo exhibitions include ZIG ZAGS AND CURVES at Helena Papadopoulos Gallery in Athens, Greece, in 2011 and PAINTINGS AND POTS at Nicelle Beauchene Gallery in New York in 2009. Crowner participated in the 2010 Whitney Biennial and exhibitions worldwide, including PAYING TO VISIT MARY PART 2, Kunstverein, Amsterdam; LOOKING BACK: THE WHITE COLUMNS ANNUAL, New York; and FOR THE BLIND MAN IN THE DARK ROOM LOOKING FOR THE BLACK CAT THAT ISN’T THERE, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis (traveling). Crowner is currently working towards two upcoming solo exhibitions in 2011 at Catherine Bastide, Brussels; and Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York. Crowner also works on various collaborative projects with Dexter Sinister.