In FORMAT, Sarah Crowner’s first widely distributed artist book, the artist creates a roving collage of source material culled from a diverse range of previously distributed print material: magazines, books, posters, newspapers, postcards, etc. This publication provides a rare insight into the artist’s working practice, demonstrating Crowner’s concerns with visual formulations hinged on historical investigations, particularly in the overlap of art, writing, fashion, and design. Crowner’s graceful positioning of this material gives the reader a spirited visual narrative that unfolds many of our inherited formal mantras of the 20th Century.
Sarah Crowner is and artist living and working in New York. Crowner’s work was the subject of a solo exhibition at MASS MoCA (Massachusetts) in 2016 and has been exhibited in group exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), The Jewish Museum (New York), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Detroit), the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), WIELS Contemporary Art Centre (Brussels), and the Zacheta National Museum of Art (Warsaw). In 2017 her work was the subject of a site-specific installation at the Wright Restaurant, commissioned by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
8 x 10 inches
21 Color and 43 B&W images
Edition of 1000
Walker, November 2012