Sarah Fairchild’s Cruciferous celebrates the unexpectedly beautiful cabbage, whose proliferation of new life is embodied in how it grows. Once a head of cabbage is harvested, if the base is left abandoned and untouched, it allows for a second harvest of multiple new heads of cabbage to bloom. These colorful blooms are a reminder of the coming season, full of renewal and growth. Cruciferous, adapted from two of Fairchild’s original paintings, brings the promise of things yet to unfold. The dynamic forms, grand scale and rich colors transport viewers into a psychedelic spring.
SARAH FAIRCHILD, ARTIST
Sarah Fairchild is a painter and printmaker working in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She creates obsessive and visually alluring work that plays within the themes of organic beauty and sensuality. Sarah highlights common, often ignored forms, such as weeds and vegetables. Her creative process investigates a concern for the environment and sustainable food sources, while also exploring the handmade verses the mass-produced. Sarah’s work is included in several public and private collections including the Columbus Museum of Art and the Pizzuti Collection. Her work was recently selected for publication in New American Paintings, International Painting Annual, Studio Visit Magazine and Creative Quarterly. Cruciferous is her New York debut.
See more of her work at www.sarahfairchild.com and on Instagram
KENDRA ROBERTS, CURATOR
Kendra Roberts is an independent arts curator, program developer and producer currently living and working in Brooklyn. She is the former director of programming and outreach at the McConnell Arts Center of Worthington, Ohio, where she managed all educational programming, including curating and coordinating art exhibitions, performances and special events. Roberts brings more than two decades of experience, including her time at the Indianapolis Art Center and as a working artist and small business owner herself. She is the designer and creator of Kendra Studio Jewellery (KSJ), which is known for its individually sourced, hand-cut and polished semi-precious stones and shell set in distinctive, contemporary designs. Roberts received her BA from DePauw University and her Master of Design from the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland.
More about Kendra’s curatorial practice can be found here.