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“Fragmented Being”, an exhibition featuring disembodied sculpture by Sarah Best
Feb 7, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm| Free
The Eight of Swords Art Gallery presents “Fragmented Being,” a collection of works involving plaster cast sculpture, soft sculpture, assemblage, collage, and mixed medium by artist, Sarah Best. “Ultimately what I hope to create is a moment where the inside and outside collapse, allowing closer consideration of self and other.”
The works of Sarah Best exist at once in physical reality, and suspended in a place of memory and imagination within the mind and body. Best experiments with ideas of corporeal space and the figuration of emotion through gestures of the body, revealing emotional truths that lie beneath our everyday interactions. Her works contain inner self-reflections that render visible a paradox: the infinite and continually changing proportions of consciousness, and the finite physical laws of the body. The result is a stark confrontation with the vulnerability and solitude of the human experience.
The opening reception will be sponsored by Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Alphabet City Brewing Co, and Whitecliff Vineyard.
About the Artist:
Sarah Best was born in Alaska where she was raised by wild dogs. Having decided she would rather be literate, she escaped to “the lower 48″ eventually landing in New York City. After some time she received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in exchange for a remarkably large sum of money. She now resides in Brooklyn and is prone to saying “fuck” a lot.
About Eight of Swords:
Eight of Swords combines fine art exhibitions, custom tattooing, body piercing, and boutique shopping in a relaxed and unique environment. Housed in an original Williamsburg storefront built in the 1840s, Eight of Swords harkens back to an old world style ambience in a clean and inviting environment. Under ornate tin ceilings, wrought iron chandeliers and a warmly lit decor, patrons can browse new art exhibits and an exclusive collection of jewelry while the low meditative buzz of tattoo machines blends with selections of jazz, soul, blues, and rock. Every detail at Eight of Swords reflects a commitment to style and perfection.