STUDIO VISIT: SARA CWYNAR
Sara’s one of those people who does a lot of different things really well. After studying graphic design and English literature at York University in Toronto, she made the move to NYC, where she currently splits her time between her day job as a graphic designer/illustrator for the New York Times Magazine and her broad artistic practice, which includes photography, collage, installation, video, and bookmaking.
Her work is all about the accumulation, arrangement, and documentation of physical materials, a process aimed at creating visual records of personal experience. Choosing items from her archive (which ranges from self-produced photographs to found internet imagery to library book photocopies to objects of personal sentimental value), she creates densely-layered compositions that yield a sense of order and meaning from apparent randomness - and also raise some interesting questions about the role of physicality in the photographic medium.
Below are a few shots of her studio space/bedroom in Bushwick.
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