ArtNow! with Sarah G. Sharp
Monday, February 4, 6pm-7pm
$10 for nonmembers, $5 for members, free for students (includes light snacks and refreshments)
ArtNow! gives you the opportunity to engage with wildly disparate practices collectively known as “the art of our time” during this playful lecture series. MOCA Tucson artist-in-residence Sarah G. Sharp will discuss her work that explores rural intentional communities, including separatist spaces for “wimmin” and gay men—such as Adobeland just outside of Tucson—and narratives that consider the utopian, speculative nature of both space travel and the “back to the land” movement in light of her own work at the intersection of alternative social histories, language, place, technology and craft.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sarah G. Sharp is the recipient of a Getty Library Research Grant, and residency awards at SoHo20 Gallery Residency Lab, Joya at Cortijada Los Gázquez and The Vermont Studio Center. Her artwork and curatorial projects have been shown at The Aldrich Museum, Real Art Ways, Hampden Gallery at UMass Amherst, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, Spring/Break Art Show, and Field Projects Gallery. She is the founder of The Tool Book Project, a multi-modal art project that provides a direct action platform for artists to share their work and raise funds for non-profit groups. Sarah holds a BA from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA and an MFA in studio art and MA in Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism and Theory from Purchase College, SUNY. She is Assistant Professor at University of Maryland, Baltimore County and teaches in the MFA in Art Practice program at School of Visual Arts in New York. Sarah lives and works in Brooklyn and Baltimore.