SARA HUBBS

BIO
Sara Hubbs is a visual artist and writer. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally including, the Ex-Teresa Arte Cultural in Mexico City, Abu Dhabi, Washington, DC and in New York City. Sara completed residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and at The Cooper Union. She has an MFA in Visual Art from The George Washington University where she was awarded the Morris Louis Fellowship and has a BFA in Painting from Arizona State University. Born and raised in Phoenix, AZ she currently lives in Tucson.

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STATEMENT
 
I make abstract work from the shed skin of our material and messaging culture. I use mass-produced items like toy and product packaging, textiles, as well as remnants of communication and personal expression. They populate a surreal landscape littered with ambiguous, yet familiar forms. I call these forms the abstract familiar. They are the physical remains left after an act of interaction or exchange. Some become markers of unknown connections, while others carry with them moments of intimacy with the body.

My work seeks dialogue between the body and the body of objects in the world and explores the containerization of life. Using vacated shapes to point to absence and intimacy, I wonder where meaning is lost and made. The completed pieces ask to be reinterpreted through both conscious and subconscious ways. They ask how much information and stimulus can we hold, while creating new forms against a shifting ground.