Chrysalis Gallery : pop up show in Saugerties

March 10, 2017

“Frankenstein Cosmos” part of First Fridays in Saugerties, NY, March 3, 2017

Design concept for O+ Festival

September 17, 2014

A design that sprung out of a drawing project will be gracing T shirts and other merchandise in conjunction with Kingston’s O+ Festival this fall. October 10, 11, & 12, Kingston, NY.

Tshirt

“The O+ Festival is a celebration of art and music that creates a bridge to access health care for artists. O+ fosters complete physical, mental and social well-being by connecting artists directly with a coalition of health care providers and health resources, in a shared vision to nurture the individual and the community.” kingston.opositivefestival.org

Sideshow Nation II: At the Alamo

March 8, 2014

The annual salon style exhibit returns for another edition. Each one is a feat of installation genius, with over 500 pieces on view. I have been a part of this show for many years running, where the neighborhood artists come out in force. A real labor of love!

Hyperallergic.com ran a little piece about it recently, generously including my contribution to the show: Album, 2014, using found materials. Dates for the show: January 4 — March 9, 2014.

Go to Hyperallergic story

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Centerfolds @ SHAG

September 9, 2013

Press Release

SHAG is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of Sarah Vogwill entitled Centerfolds. This work consists of banners and prints based on Playboy centerfolds dating back to the 1950’s and stretching into the late 70’s. Taking the classic pinup as her inspiration, the artist has employed a sophisticated drawing program to reinterpret this otherwise worn out imagery. Instead of a display of dewy flesh, we are presented with a skeletal vestige of the original images carved out by intricate and playful lines. Vogwill’s bunnies retain their human faces while their bodies undergo trippy transformations and virtual explosions. Visually engaging, even seductive, it appears that the artist aims to draw us in to her diabolical joy.

Vogwill’s interests are clearly based in female sexuality and feminism, past, present and future. Working with imagery that is overdetermined or kitschy, she enjoys finding ways to make it vital and engaging again. A working artist for more than 20 years, she mines the past to reference her present concerns, including those of a woman of a certain age. Her conceptual background makes for a natural affinity with artists working in similar territory, for instance Cindy Sherman and Marilyn Minter, whose provocative representations of women harbor their own resistance to objectification. On this topic she has questions: “How can we, as women, move on from being equated with our bodies without abandoning the pleasures found there? I am interested in finding what the new sexy is, for me.” We all want to be free, especially in our fantasies.

Installed at SHAG Brooklyn all summer. Thanks so much to Sam for hosting this work.

Shop Sarah Vogwill at SHAG

Silk Banner @ SHAG

 

I Am My World @ NOoSPHERE

March 11, 2013

Group exhibition at NOoSPHERE, 251 East Houston Street, NYC.
Curated by David Gibson, the show runs March 1- 31, 2013.

Triptych

Natural Elements @ ArtSpace 64

January 10, 2013

Year long+ installation of works at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Exhibition runs through March, 2014

64th Street Outpatient Center
205 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10022

Pictured: two works from the Fleurs du Mal series

Fleurs du Mal, installation view

Sideshow Nation

January 5, 2013

Sideshow Gallery
319 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
January 5 thru March 3, 2013

Untitled (stars), Acrylic & Inkjet on paper, 2010

Untitled (stars), 2009, Inkjet and acrylic on paper

Carriage Trade

December 18, 2012

Carriage Trade Gallery
62 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013

December 18, 2012 thru January 29, 2013

All Day I Dream About (adida), 2010, Inket on magazine page

All Day I Dream About (adida), 2009, Inket on magazine page

Cowgirls #4 @ Brik Gallery, Catskill

August 28, 2012

Group show in Catskill until September 16. A really nice exhibition curated by Rich Timperio of Sideshow Gallery. I’m showing a few of the centerfolds series.

Now where’s my horse gone to?

Cowgirls of the Hudson

Polaroids & Afternoon

April 9, 2012

My solo exhibition, Polaroids & Afternoon, will open at Westchester Community College Center for the Digital Arts Lobby Gallery in Downtown Peekskill, NY on April 26 and run through Friday, May 18, 2012.

Reception: Saturday, April 28, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Artist’s Talk: Thursday, April 26, 6:30 pm

New works never seen before escape from the Polaroid archives! Captured between the years of 1998 and 2005, these images emerge from their dormancy to reveal a hidden strain within the artist’s perception and—recombined—finally reveal their coded messages. Color, obscure signs, and the mystery of all things form the elements which—in a symbolist inspired moment of alchemy—unveil small wonders. A gothic inflected tale of Redemption or a Modernist quest for everyday Transcendence? You decide!

Accompanied by Afternoon, 62 minute color video, which further explores the limits of perception. Cloaked in the observation of a park bench in a wooded grove on a spring afternoon, the viewer is invited to an experience unfolding in real time.

 

BRIC Curator´s Short List

February 11, 2012

Untitled (rexall), inkjet on magazine page, 2010My work on BRIC´s artist registry has been included in the Curator´s Short List.

“Keeping with the theme of the current exhibition at BRIC Rotunda Gallery, The Bricoleurs, (January 26-March 3, 2012, BRIC Rotunda Gallery) I have chosen artists for this short list whose work I feel is in the style and practice of bricolage. Sarah Vogwill’s body of work on the Registry plays with, and manipulates, the cultural consciousness of consumerism, the woman as image, and youth culture, by overlaying new imagery created by her and phrases culled from subcultures of the recent past on top of pages from vintage magazines. The final compositions become a social commentary on the media’s influence, Western conformity, the disintegration of the traditional family, and our relationship with nature.” Short List Curator: Christian Fuller

Benefits, benefits, benefits!

October 5, 2011

I have donated work to another worthy cause, the upcoming Benefit for Nurture Art, a non-profit gallery in Bushwick. The event happens Tuesday, October 11 at The Chelsea Art Museum in NYC. Good cause, good art!

And I leave you with documentation of another piece that I donated to a benefit in 2008, this one for Momenta Art.

365 Days of Print @ Dumbo Art Festival & New Jersey City University

September 19, 2011

I will have two pieces in this exhibition —“Democracy Zero” and “Untitled (celebration)”— works that were created during my July 2011 participation in 365 Days of Print, an on line project initiated by Maya Maya Joseph-Goteiner which invites artists to respond to print media.

It then travels to The Visual Arts Gallery, New Jersey City University, 100 Culver Avenue, Jersey City, NJ running from Oct. 1-27, 2011 with an opening reception Saturday, Oct. 1, 5-8 PM.

See my newsprint work here: 365daysofprint.com

 

365 days of print

July 3, 2011

For the month of July I will be a featured artist on the on line project “365 days of print.” Along with several other artists, I will be making a work or sketch every day in response to print media. I’ll be posting there at 10pm every evening. happy news!

 

 

 

 

Alarums and Excursions @ Front Room Gallery

June 3, 2011

I  have two pieces in this exhibition, “MadMoney” and “marilyn/playboy/FBI”, both of which
are now available through Fuse Works.

Fuse Works presents: Alarums and Excursions
at Front Room Gallery

Front Room Gallery is located at 147 Roebling Street in Brooklyn.
Gallery hours are Friday-Sunday 1-6PM and by appointment.

Go to Fuse Works

on the home stretch . . .

April 18, 2011

Its been an exhausting journey: sorting, editing, photographing, formatting, posting! Revisiting projects from over twenty years of art making… I’ve made this site for you, the visitor, but also as an archive for myself. Some things are still under development — ideas that I might want to revisit — while other things  I see now make unexpected connections. It’s an ongoing process. Poke around or stay for the whole show. And don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions. Complete captions are coming…