Sarah Nordean is an ACAD Alumni and recent graduate of Emily Carr’s MAA program. Presently Sarah is part of a group exhibition at The Stride Gallery Could it be, malady We’ve Surpassed Material Expectation on at Stride’s main space until April 3rd 2015. Sarah has generously created and donated Composition #2 for the Fibre departments upcoming Miniature Show Auction. We know, this we’ve got great friends! Thank you Sarah!
In concept, format, and process, my art practice is an exploration of rhythm and its relationships with ritual, time, and place. I look beyond spectacle toward the rhythm of seemingly mundane or insignificant actions and ways of making art using repetition and serialization, repetitive mark-making, everyday sounds, and simple materials. My work builds up over time through cumulative gestures and considers ideas of labour, obsession and futility. I attempt to echo the relentless nature of everyday life as a way to showcase simplicity, to highlight small differences, and to acknowledge the inevitable complexities. -Sarah Nordean