In the Woods
In the Woods

About Sarah Braman

Asserting that abstraction “is always about something...what it is about is beyond confines of language,” Sarah Braman creates abstract geometric sculptures and paintings on pieced-together plywood panels, in which she simultaneously foregrounds the formal qualities of her materials while referencing home, family life, and nature. Among her influences are Mark Rothko, Gordon Matta-Clark, and Ellsworth Kelly. In Braman’s sculptures she riffs on the Minimalist cube, playfully subverting its pristine aesthetic by incorporating utilitarian materials—cardboard boxes, domestic and office furnishings—into her tilting, multi-part works. For one series, she sawed apart a camper van and combined its parts with her own colored Plexiglas boxes. Braman’s plywood paintings in sunset colors recall wood-paneled basements and the sublimity sought by the Abstract Expressionists—a mash-up of the earthly and metaphysical that characterizes all of her work.

American, b. 1970, Tonawanda, New York, based in Amherst & New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Sarah Braman: You Are Everything, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York City

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
MirrorMirror, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton
2015
Womanhouse, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton