Sarah Conaway

American, born 1972

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Sarah Conaway

American, born 1972

Biography

Sarah Conaway photographs commonplace objects, modified detritus, and still-life arrangements in black and white, such that they appear to be abstract forms. Her images also have a deceptive quality: the seemingly straightforward subjects are actually of disorienting and indeterminable scales, often referencing iconic structures. Conaway, who has a background in photography and philosophy, explains that her practice is indebted to the works of Surrealists and Modernists, like Man Ray and Constantin Brancusi, and also to ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement.

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Biography

Sarah Conaway photographs commonplace objects, modified detritus, and still-life arrangements in black and white, such that they appear to be abstract forms. Her images also have a deceptive quality: the seemingly straightforward subjects are actually of disorienting and indeterminable scales, often referencing iconic structures. Conaway, who has a background in photography and philosophy, explains that her practice is indebted to the works of Surrealists and Modernists, like Man Ray and Constantin Brancusi, and also to ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
group
Group show at a major institution
Hammer Museum
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze
fair
Included in a major biennial
Made in L.A.