Mycological Networks, 2017/2020
Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle 260 luster paper
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 centimeters)
Edition of 10
©Sarah Staton, 2020.
Sarah Staton is a European contemporary artist who lives and works in London. Her primary media are sculpture and installation using a wide variety of materials that include terracotta, wood, textile and metal. She also works with drawing, collage and painting. Sarah works in series and enjoys the associative potential for language to bookend collections of artwork though their titles. ‘Anti-Paintings’ from 1993 ongoing, is a collection of flat work made with denim replacing canvas or linen as the ground, in which image a text is revealed through bleaching of fabric. Anti-Paintings are augmented with a series of post pop sculpture featuring pervasive aspects of Americana. ‘Asymmetries’ 2003 ongoing, is a patch-working of fragments in textile, wood, metal and glass, reflecting growing social asymmetry/wage distortion in the age of the digital. Sarah is interested in the social potentials for art, and has explored this over time through the format of her SupaStore project, a muting curated exhibition that platforms work from SupaStar artists with young and emerging artists in real space exhibition market places, the next iteration of this project will be hosted by the Nida Art Colony, Lithuania in Summer 2020. Recent interests for Sarah are green technology’s and the extraordinary discoveries of nature’s own soft technologies, like the life sustaining mycological network, celebrated in the print that is for sale here. Sarah is Senior Tutor in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, her work is held in a number of collections including British Museum,Tate and Arts Council England. 'Mycological Networks' was first published within an artists project in zingmagazine. An interview with the artist can be found here: http://www.zingmagazine.com/