Threads and Layers at Wiregrass Museum of Art, Alabama

By October 24, 2020
Sara Garden Armstrong, Figure Form 2, 1990. Sprayed abaca form, metal interior armature, lighting. Photo credit: George Kondogianis

Threads and Layers surveys works by Alabama native Sara Garden Armstrong, representing an artistic legacy in Alabama and New York spanning six decades. This exhibition brings together handmade artist books, paintings, sculpture, and mechanical, light- and sound-based installations from the 1970s to the 2000s, as well as recent works covering Armstrong’s artistic production up to the present day. Many of these works have never been presented together before. Armstrong’s continuing practice interprets life cycles and metamorphosis using movement, color, sound, texture, and light.

Sara Garden Armstrong, Braided Stream, 2018 Aluminum, acrylic medium, kozo and abaca fibers
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Sara Garden Armstrong, Standing Landscape 15, 1986-87 Acrylic on handmade paper
Sara Garden Armstrong, Standing Landscape #14, 1986-87 Acrylic on handmade paper installed, 2 elements
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Sara Garden Armstrong, S.S.S. – C.S., 1978. Acrylic, graphite, thread on paper. Photo credit: Savannah Lowery
Sara Garden Armstrong, Airplayers Limited Edition, 1990 New York: Willis, Locker & Owens; signed and numbered variable edition of sixty-five. Photo credit: Hugh Hunter and George Kondogianis

Sara Garden Armstrong: Threads and Layers is on view through December 31. All museum guests are required to wear a mask and to observe posted physical distancing rules while in the galleries. The exhibition will be on view through December 31.

WMA will host a book release event for the monograph Sara Garden Armstrong: Threads and Layers on Tuesday, November 17. Details will be released in the coming weeks.

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