Date: Saturday, October 19
Address: Erica Popp Studios + Gallery, 3271 Roger Pl, St. Louis, MO, 63116
Media: Installation, Sculpture
Studio Features: Child-Friendly, Outdoors, Restroom, Refreshments
My studio practice questions the concept of security by manipulating uniformity. Mass produced objects such as cars, clothes and furniture are substitutes for the body and induce visceral reactions from purposeful irregularities. I am attracted to materials that degrade from use or discarded for updated versions of themselves. These qualities become devices for anticipating the loss of identity and self-deprivation in order to recognize what we dread. It is inside society’s deadpan incongruity that we can unveil what defines us most.
Sarah Harford is a sculpture installation artist & educator currently working & living in St. Louis, Missouri. Their work uses imagery from gendered objects to uncover layers such as color, form, & subjugation under archetypal symbolism embedded in our nation’s norm. They currently manage the art education programs and studios at Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, Missouri.