22 pages, Fully-illustrated
Softcover, saddle stitched
Introduction by Amy Smith-Stewart
Interview with Sara Cwynar and Amy Smith-Stewart
Published by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 2019
Design by Gretchen Kraus
This publication accompanies Sara Cwynar's first solo exhibition on the East Coast, Gilded Age, and features an interview between the artist and exhibition curator, Amy Smith-Stewart. Cwynar's practice spans photography, installation, book-making, and film, and surveys the transitory object-life of visual matter in our time of image infatuation. With a background in graphic design and a practice steeped in conceptual art, informed by artists before her such as Sherrie Levine and Sarah Charlesworth, Cwynar’s studio methodology is centered on an exploration of the internalized power dynamics dwelling inside designed images.