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SARAH GRAHAM


SARAH GRAHAM Recent Works

July 23 – August 15, 2021

602 East Cooper Avenue • Aspen, Colorado 81611 970-925-6100 • art@galeriemax.com • www.galeriemax.com


„Die Natur ist rätselhaft unendlich und hat imaginative Kraft“ “Nature has mysterious infinities and imaginative power” Paul Gauguin, I848

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Sarah Graham brings the natural world before us with a clear, unorthodox eye. Form comes into being with subtly coloured ink blushes, washes, seepages and stains. Mottled pools puddle and soak into the paper, drying to make the volumes of a glossy leaf or petal or the convex thorax of a butterfly. Squid-ink pools of darker brown-black map the stained-glass panel of an insect wing or an exoskeleton’s segments; iridescent pools mark out the patterns of a moth’s brown wing. Graphic, calligraphic dashes and delicate striations define sail-like butterfly-wing capillaries, bristling abdomen hairs, twiggy mayfly legs and proboscises. Savage, robotic insects hum and probe between flower petals; the heavy handmade paper bulges, saturated with colour. Nature requires no further manifesto or explanation. Her pictures are – in essence – about wonder and strange pleasures, engaging the eye and mind. – Ruth Guilding

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Nathalie’s Wedding, Chat Noir and Waltzing Mathilda Ink on paper, 2021 184 × 135 cm (72 1/2 × 53 1/8 in) 8

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Nathalie’s Wedding Ink on paper, 2021 184 × 135 cm (72 1/2 × 53 1/8 in) 10

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Penhill Watermelon and Renato Ink on paper, 2021 184 × 135 cm (72 1/2 × 53 1/8 in) 12

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Eveline Ink on paper, 2021 184 × 135 cm (72 1/2 × 53 1/8 in) 14

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Eveline, Karma Choc and Waltzing Mathilda Ink on paper, 2021 184 × 135 cm (72 1/2 × 53 1/8 in) 16

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Karma Choc Ink on paper, 2021 184 × 135 cm (72 1/2 × 53 1/8 in) 18

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Nathalie’s Wedding Ink on paper, 2021 184 × 135 cm (72 1/2 × 53 1/8 in) 20

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Penhill Watermelon Ink on paper, 2021 184 × 135 cm (72 1/2 × 53 1/8 in) 22

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Red Empire Ink on paper, 2021 184 × 135 cm (72 1/2 × 53 1/8 in) 24

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Nathalie’s Wedding, Chat Noir and Waltzing Mathilda Ink on paper, 2021 184 × 135 cm (72 1/2 × 53 1/8 in) 26

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Nathalie’s Wedding Ink on paper, 2021 184 × 135 cm (72 1/2 × 53 1/8 in) 28

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Penhill Watermelon, Renato and Karma Choc Ink on paper, 2021 184 × 135 cm (72 1/2 × 53 1/8 in) 30

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Eveline, Karma Choc and Waltzing Mathilda Ink on paper, 2021 184 × 135 cm (72 1/2 × 53 1/8 in) 32

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Karma Choc Ink on paper, 2021 184 × 135 cm (72 1/2 × 53 1/8 in) 34

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EXHIBITIONS

Galerie Maximillian, Aspen – July – August 2021 Lyndsey Ingram, London – July – September 2020 Galerie Maximillian, Aspen – July – August 2019 Lyndsey Ingram, London – September 2018 Lyndsey Ingram & Galerie Maximillian, New York – November 2016 Galerie Maximillian, Aspen – July 2015 Galerie Maximillian, Aspen – July 2013 Sims Reed Gallery, London – June 2012 Galerie Maximillian, Aspen – July 2011 The Armory Show, New York – March 2011 Sims Reed Gallery, London – June 2010 Sims Reed Gallery, London – October 2008

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With thanks to Polly who let me roam through her dahlia borders. Polly Nicholson, Bayntun Flowers, Wiltshire U.K.

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Published by Galerie Maximillian Designed by Lucy Harbut Printed by Dayfold Artist’s studio photographs by Miguel Flores-Vianna All images © 2021 Sarah Graham


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