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Milwaukee

Now Is The Time: Sarah Blood

“When I talk about light, I also talk about its absence. Light gives us colour, warmth, and life, but we cannot perceive form, texture, and depth without shadows. I used to think that light was everything, but light in isolation is nothing; we must also know the dark to understand our world.”

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Now Is The Time: Sarah Blood
Now Is The Time: Sarah Blood

Time & Location

Jul 06, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Milwaukee, 423 W Pierce St #1704, Milwaukee, WI 53204, USA

About the Event

Born in the UK, Sarah Blood is an artist, independent curator, and educator. She has enjoyed an active studio practice since 1999, exhibiting her work internationally alongside contemporary artists, including Bruce Nauman, Agnes Denes, Glenn Ligon, Sarah Lucas, and Tracy Emin.

Blood’s practice is concerned with light and phenomenology. She plays with the tension between material, form or object, and space. Light, often neon, is enriched by a counterpoint with conceptual, physical, and visual weight.

Blood uses beauty to draw the viewer into the work, often employing metaphor or humour as an entry point. At first look, pieces can appear purely whimsical, a celebration of light and form, a joyful experience. With time and exploration, social and political themes are revealed.

Current research explores themes of invisibility, structures of power and inequitable systems. The resulting works explore light, sound and movement using contemporary and obsolete technologies with traditional and non-traditional art-making materials to create object-based sculpture, performative interventions, video and immersive experiences.

Blood is currently Associate Professor of Light in the Sculpture Dimensional Studies Program at

Alfred University, New York, where she has been teaching since 2013.

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