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Meredyth Sparks

American, b. 1972

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Meredyth Sparks

American, b. 1972

Biography

Meredyth Sparks is known for cutting and removing material from objects or appropriated images to emphasize spacial relationships. “Extraction”, as she calls the process, is a reflection on the political and visual relevance of images from a full range of origins, from subcultures and historical movements to the discourse surrounding labor and gender. The latter take center stage in a series of works commenting on early-20th-century events like the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, which, to Sparks, “signifies the emergence of the modern woman into the public realm.” Her glitter and aluminum foil-bedecked fusions of painting, collage, photomontage, and various other materials evoke textiles, knitting, and hand-woven fabrics.

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
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frieze, and 1 more
Biography

Meredyth Sparks is known for cutting and removing material from objects or appropriated images to emphasize spacial relationships. “Extraction”, as she calls the process, is a reflection on the political and visual relevance of images from a full range of origins, from subcultures and historical movements to the discourse surrounding labor and gender. The latter take center stage in a series of works commenting on early-20th-century events like the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, which, to Sparks, “signifies the emergence of the modern woman into the public realm.” Her glitter and aluminum foil-bedecked fusions of painting, collage, photomontage, and various other materials evoke textiles, knitting, and hand-woven fabrics.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 1 more