Sunday, 1 April 2012

Sarah Applebaum

American artist Sarah Moli Newton Applebaum (b. 1975, California) lives and works in San Francisco, California. Internationally recognized, her work has been exhibited in La Triennale Di Milano Design Museum in Milan, Nordic House Cultural Center in Reykjavik, Iceland, the Denver Biennial of the Americas in Colorado and the San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art in California, among other spaces. She has been featured in a diversity of books and publications throughout China, North and South America and Europe. Applebaum's new-psych work has played a key part in reinvigorating installation and soft sculpture through her use of textiles in contemporary art.

A collaboration of San Francisco-based band Seventeen Evergreen with Oakland-based directing maestros Corey Creasey and Ian Kibbey aka Terri Timely for Polarity Song has resulted in something remarkable and beautiful with the crucial input of Ian and Coreys (SF-based) artist friend Sarah Applebaum.
Applebaums medium of choice are textiles to make soft sculptures put to brilliant use in the Timelys creation of a very woolly and colourful alternate universe within a drab, cavernous thrift store (probably somewhere in the Bay Area). Stephen Richards of Lucky Number calls it the best video weve ever commissioned.

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