Sara VanDerBeek (b. 1976) lives and works in New York, NY. Through experimentation with photography and sculpture, she addresses the nature of representation – particularly of the female form – from antiquity through to our present moment.  VanDerBeek considers how this particular media, oft associated with the solidification of subjects in time, can be destabilized. She ultimately asks: how do we represent and see something that is in flux? VanDerBeek materializes this predicament by enlivening archives of objects and images. This process allows her to incorporate a range of overlapping temporal, optical, and ontological schema in her work.In doing so, she actively reconsiders the physical, historically grounded space of sculpture and photography, repositioning her subject matter, often women, within novel, unstable, and transformative visual fields.

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