Sarah Graham 2020

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SARAH GRAHAM



SARAH GRAHAM 1st July – 18th September 2020

Lyndsey Ingram 20 Bourdon Street, London W1K 3PL T. +44

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„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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Anemone coronaria I Ink on paper, 2020 184 Ă— 135 cm (72 1/2 Ă— 53 1/8 in) 8


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Paeonia lactiflora I Ink on paper, 2019 184 × 135 cm (72 1/2 × 53 1/8 in) 10


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Helleborus orientalis I Ink on paper, 2019 184 Ă— 135 cm (72 1/2 Ă— 53 1/8 in) 12


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Meconopsis baileyi I Ink on paper, 2019 184 Ă— 135 cm (72 1/2 Ă— 53 1/8 in) 14


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Paeonia lactiflora II Ink on paper, 2019 184 × 135 cm (72 1/2 × 53 1/8 in) 16


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Paeonia emodi I Ink on paper, 2019 184 × 135 cm (72 1/2 × 53 1/8 in) 18


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Meconopsis baileyi II Ink on paper, 2019 184 Ă— 135 cm (72 1/2 Ă— 53 1/8 in) 20


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Paeonia lactiflora III Ink on paper, 2019 184 × 135 cm (72 1/2 × 53 1/8 in) 22


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Helleborus orientalis II Ink on paper, 2019 184 Ă— 135 cm (72 1/2 Ă— 53 1/8 in) 24


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Meconopsis baileyi III Ink on paper, 2019 184 × 135 cm (72 1/2 × 53 1/8 in) 26


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Helleborus x hybridus I Ink on paper, 2019 184 Ă— 135 cm (72 1/2 Ă— 53 1/8 in) 28


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Anemone coronaria II Ink on paper, 2020 184 Ă— 135 cm (72 1/2 Ă— 53 1/8 in) 30


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Paeonia lactiflora IV Ink on paper, 2019 184 × 135 cm (72 1/2 × 53 1/8 in) 32


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Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii I Ink on paper, 2020 184 × 135 cm (72 1/2 × 53 1/8 in) 34


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Meconopsis baileyi IV Ink on paper, 2019 184 Ă— 135 cm (72 1/2 Ă— 53 1/8 in) 36


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Helleborus x hybridus II Ink on paper, 2019 184 × 135 cm (72 1/2 × 53 1/8 in) 38


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Paeonia emodi II Ink on paper, 2019 184 × 135 cm (72 1/2 × 53 1/8 in) 40


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EXHIBITIONS

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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“If there is a creator he must have had an inordinate fondness for beetles...� J B S Haldane


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Published by Lyndsey Ingram Designed by Lucy Harbut Artist’s studio photographs by Miguel Flores-Vianna All images © 2020 Sarah Graham