Art by Sarah Newsome
Size: 70″ x 20″ x 20″
Medium: Mixed media
Statement: Shiny materials, rich in artificiality, speak to a desire of added value, a call to be noticed. Luster demands attention. Such shininess is declarative, loud, brazen. The surface effect positions itself front and center, as the luster attempts to obscure the view of its counterparts. Shine and shimmer orient themselves as mere vehicles for attention, a primary carrier for seduction.
Hailing from Wilmington, North Carolina, Sarah Newsome is a cross-disciplinary artist living in Portland, Oregon. Initially fueled by the desire to cope with a body that, at times, feels alien, Newsome’s work explores the use of artificiality as a means of authenticity. She received her MFA in Craft from Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Oregon, in 2019, and her BA from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2015. Newsome has exhibited work in Oregon, Washington, North Carolina, New Jersey, and Idaho. She was the inaugural student member at Gallery 114 in Portland, Oregon, and is a regular visiting artist/critic at Pacific Northwest College of Art and Clark College. www.sarahnewsome.com