March 31 to May 5, 2012
International Art Objects Galleries is proud to present a solo exhibition by Sarah Braman.
Over the past dozen or so years Sarah Braman's free range abstractions have slowly cultivated themselves in Western MA and the lower east side of New York City. She is a color and volume freak, dead set on the transcendental drive that these two natural forces can deliver. With Ms. Braman there is a very resolved trust in these powers, the nearsightedness of empirical systems is soundly ignored in favor of this exaltation of faith.
Engineered entirely to fulfill the dream of desire, these are not equations for your histories. These are not designed out of of your educations. These aren't even close to being good ideas. Instead the art in this show is open, wide open.
By now any reaction to abstraction should give us all a rash. In Ms. Braman's case the rash is purple and pink and brown. When an artist has a restricted palette, they are on a mission to alter our health, and the dose feels like chemo therapy. Orchestrations via a particular hue are nothing new but it always reminds us of the personal. In this way color can be affecting as well as infecting. It's like someone's smell. Artists who transmit particular frequencies are weird and a bit out of touch, like a dog that fetches rocks or a rainbow that's just one color.
Wrong has been a wellspring for this woman's art from the beginning. Her structures are without external logic. This isn't to say they are whimsy, or that they can't stand up, it's more that their purpose is perfectly none. They are simply discordant with all things useful including all art that gives a darn about itself, its purpose, or placement. These objects are a bit without, like a badly raked zen garden or a leaky sensory depravation chamber. Dust bunnies so big you can spray paint a carrot on them.
Ms Braman's influence as a curator has been made visible through the exhibitions and artist she has curated through CANADA, a cooperatve artist lead space in New York's China town. Retooling abstract issues in painting and sculpture has been a silent mandate at this gallery. In the last few years her work has received international attention. China international art objects is happy to debut her in a first solo show for Los Angeles.
Rupert Winkelsnap, March 2012
- Private Area