Friday, 17 November 2017

GHost Dance at Durdan and Ray, Los Angeles

My work GHost Dance,  2014, has been selected for the exhibition The Sense of Things at Durdan and Ray, Los Angeles.

GHost Dance, 2014
medium: mixed media on wallpaper
dimensions: 20 cm diameter

The Sense of Things is curated by David Leapman of Durdan and Ray and David Hancock of the Paper Gallery
My work and the exhibition were featured in a preview from Carolina A Miranda in the Los Angeles Times.

The Sense of Things, Durdan and Ray, 1923 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021, USA
November 4 - 25 2017. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday by appointment
Curators: David Leapman and David Hancock
Artists: Tom Dunn, Jack Duplock, Roni Feldman, Jon Flack, David Hancock, Thomas Whittaker Kidd, Ilona Kiss, Paraic Leahy, Sharon Leahy-Clark, David Leapman, Richard Meaghan, John Mills, Sarah Sparkes

Statement: Sparkes work GHost Dance is part of a body of work investigating 'a formula for ghost-making'. Sparkes has mixed iconic spiritualist imagery from U.S.A. and Europe, creating a digital collage which has been printed onto a surface of 1970s wallpaper from the artists childhood home.

Bio: Artist Sarah Sparkes exhibits widely in the UK and internationally. Her new work,The GHost Formula, 2016 commissioned by for FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) recently toured to NTMoFA (National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts) as part of the exhibition No Such Thing As Gravity. She was the 2015 winner of the MERU ART*SCIENCE award for her film Time You Need, which she recently presented at KOSMICA in Mexico City. She runs the creative research project GHost and she has been collecting Liverpool ghost stories, as part of an Arts Council funded project. She exhibits her paintings with New Art Projects, London. Sarah Sparkes is an Associate Lecturer at UAL and she teaches art and curating courses at numerous institutions.