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Sara Graham: Cut-outs, Offcuts, and Cast-offs

March 24, 2023 - May 28, 2023

Second Floor Gallery

Sara Graham’s work explores ideas and issues of the contemporary city. Looking at the connections and disconnections between the built environment and the landscape it occupies. Networks, maps, flow and pause. Much of her work is inspired by the way she experiences the city through walking or using public transit. Walking in a city opens new possibilities. There is room to think while moving through a city, to notice, to wonder. Perspective, texture, connection.

Taking a cross-disciplinary approach and often employing the methods and materials of architecture and city planning.  Her work proposes alternative ways of looking at the city and its parts. Using the real to construct the imagined. The results range from paper, sculpture, photography, and commercial materials to large scale public artworks. Additional projects like Sculpture a Day (SAD) with collaborator Brynne McLaughlin relate, and sometimes complicate the relationship between encounters with unexpected objects within and outside of an artistic practice.

Sara Graham’s works have been shown across Canada. Sara was commissioned to create the facade for a building as part of the Gordie Howe International Bridge Project set to open in 2024.


Confectionery Bricks [Screen], 2021. Archival inkjet prints, mounted to aluminum dibond, wood shelf. Photographer credit: Toni Hafkenscheid. Courtesy of MKG127

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