Sarah Conaway, ‘Velvets’, 2010, Nina Johnson

About Sarah Conaway

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.

American, b. 1972, York, Pennsylvania, based in Los Angeles, California