|Work produced prior to residency.|
Residency: October-November 2007
A Fast-paced Environment presents a typical office cubicle furnished with ubiquitous desk, task chair and potted plant. Bednarek transforms this standardized office space into a fun rotating disco-ball cubicle fabricated from various materials, including 250,000 half-inch mirror tiles. The piece turns quietly, powered by the motor she installed, casting thousands of tiny sparkling lights throughout the studio as it spins. Bednarek suggests that one could see it either as “the cocaine dancehall dream of a drudge office worker,” or alternately, “the amped up self-aggrandizement of the gung-ho stockbroker before the crash.”
About the Artist
Sarah Bednarek's exhibition record includes curated shows at the Gibbes Museum and Postmasters Gallery. She has shown internationally at the Keith Talent Gallery in London, where she was also published in the magazine Miser and Now. Her record includes solo shows in Cleveland, Richmond, and St. Paul and has received several awards and scholarships in support of her art and education. Sarah received her MFA in sculpture from VCU after which she taught for a year. Though a Milwaukee native she currently lives and works in Brooklyn.