Ajax loader
sara cwynar
I assemble images from objects and found photographs that court feelings of time passing. I am interested in dated commercial images; in the failure, with time, of their visual trickery; in the waning of their seductive powers. My work highlight how the once familiar becomes foreign; how the fetishized object can lose its luster; how glamour can fade. The works impart an uncanny sense of a lost world of images that I have collected and recalibrated to present as evidence that images never die, they just float somewhere between the traditional realm of the analog and the Internet, or between complex emotional attachments and kitsch.
Exhibition curator: Stefano Stoll.
Grande Halle
4 july - 25 september
10am - 7:30pm
Sara Cwynar
Sara Cwynar’s composite photographs of found objects and images court feelings of time passing. Using studio sets, collage, and re-photography, she produces intricate tableaux that draw from magazine advertisements, postcards, or catalogs. Cwynar is interested in how design and popular images work on our psyches, in how their visual strategies infiltrate our consciousness. Recent exhibitions include : "L’Image Volée", Fondazione Prada, Milan, (2016) ; "Greater New York", MoMA PS1, New York (2015-2016) ; and "Under Construction – New Positions in American Photography", Pioneer Works, New York (2015).
Born 1985, Vancouver, Canada. Lives and works in New York, United States.
Présentoir n° 66 WIRE H. 20 1/2’’ L. 24’’ P. 11 3/4’’, 2014. Avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste, de Foxy Production, New York, et de la Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto.
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Display Stand No. 66 WIRE H. 20 1/2’’ W. 24’’ D. 11 3/4’’, 2014. Courtesy of the artist, Foxy Production, New York, and Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto.
Arrangement floral contemporain 4 (deux sche´mas de couleurs monochromatiques), 2014. Avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste, de Foxy Production, New York, et de la Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto.

Contemporary Floral Arrangement 4 (Two Monochromatic Color Schemes), 2014. Courtesy of the artist, Foxy Production, New York, and Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto.
Grille d'encyclopédie (art abstrait), 2014. Avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste, de Foxy Production, New York, et de la Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto.
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Encyclopedia Grid (Abstract Art), 2014. Courtesy of the artist, Foxy Production, New York, and Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto.
Fille, planche contact 2 (manuels pour chambre noire), 2013. Avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste, de Foxy Production, New York, et de la Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto.
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Girl from Contact Sheet 2 (Darkroom Manuals), 2013. Courtesy of the artist, Foxy Production, New York, and Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto.
Toucan dans la nature (Post-It), 2013. Avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste, de Foxy Production, New York, et de la Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto.
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Toucan In Nature (Post It Notes), 2013. Courtesy of the artist, Foxy Production, New York, and Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto.
Présentoir n° 66 WIRE H. 20 1/2’’ L. 24’’ P. 11 3/4’’, 2014. Avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste, de Foxy Production, New York, et de la Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto.
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Display Stand No. 66 WIRE H. 20 1/2’’ W. 24’’ D. 11 3/4’’, 2014. Courtesy of the artist, Foxy Production, New York, and Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto.
Arrangement floral contemporain 4 (deux sche´mas de couleurs monochromatiques), 2014. Avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste, de Foxy Production, New York, et de la Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto.

Contemporary Floral Arrangement 4 (Two Monochromatic Color Schemes), 2014. Courtesy of the artist, Foxy Production, New York, and Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto.
FLAT DEATH
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