Sarah Zapata, ‘Character of Color Phenomena, Rug’, 2017, Chamber

Sarah Zapata’s practice examines her position in society through the use of time based historical processes: a symbiotic practice of textile making and writing. The new commissions employ traditional crafts used by women in a monumental, abstract manner, to be a tactile embodiment of gender and cultural performativity. Through examining her cultural identity as a Peruvian-American woman, her sculptures employ labor-intensive hand processes that point to the eroticism and dynamism of women.

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