Recent paintings and drawings
FEB 19 - MAR 2
Sarah has been reflecting on a scene from a Wile E. Coyote & The Road Runner cartoon, which lends itself to the title of the exhibition, to explore how space is depicted in a series of new drawings and paintings. The specific scene in the cartoon sees the tragic character of Wile E. Coyote deploy imitation and hoax, as he paints a ‘realistic’ picture of the landscape to create a representation of reality, within a representation of reality.
In recent works Sarah is combining painterly elements and motifs to consider the relationship between painted objects – exploring paintings’ ability to both represent and question verisimilitude.
This body of work develops from research conducted in her position as Honorary Research Associate (Discourse Project), in the post-graduate Painting department at the Slade School of Fine Art in 2015.
PRIVATE VIEW \\ FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19th \ 6PM - 9PM
OPEN \\ SAT 20 - SUN 21 \ 10AM - 5PM
BY APPOINTMENT \\ MON 22 - FRI MAR 4 (contact us to arrange)
In conjunction with the exhibition, Sarah plans to screen a selection of artists films which explore similar concerns within her practice. This event will take place on the 28th February.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
B. 1977, London
Lives and works in London
Macdonald’s paintings, often large-scale, are layered surfaces of planes of colour that distort scale, structure and surface. She invites the viewer to consider the status of space and form within the virtual space of the work.
EDUCATION & AWARDS
Macdonald received her BA from Goldsmiths in 2000 and her MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2009. She is a recipient of the Clare Winsten Memorial Award (2009), she is a Tannery Arts studio holder and has exhibited in London and the UK with: Drawing Room, APT London, Turps Banana Gallery and Oriel Scyharth Gallery.