Sun Salutations, a new body of work that Sarah has made as part of the Summer Artist-In-Residence program at the Scrawl Center for Drawing. As a way to connect to her artistic practice with Scrawl’s exhibition space, which doubles as a yoga studio, She is creating a site-specific frieze made up of paintings and wall drawings, depicting a yogic sequence from child’s pose to corpse pose. Rather than following a linear narrative of a single yoga class the frieze will portray vignettes of different female characters, avatars for herself, as they make their way through different poses in different settings and subjective states. The frieze will be displayed in multiple iterations throughout the residency, culminating in the final installation at the closing reception on Friday, August 26th.
Sarah Thibault is an artist, writer and curator living in San Francisco. Her artwork has been exhibited in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Miami, NewYork and abroad including with the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, Steve Turner Contemporary, Jack Hanley Gallery and Mark Wolfe Gallery. Her paintings have been featured in The Huffington Post, San Francisco Magazine, SFAQ, The Examiner and 7x7. Thibault curates a monthly lecture series called The Painting Salon and contributes regularly as a writer to SFAQ Online. She holds an MFA from the California College of the Arts, a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BA from the University of Wisconsin- Madison.
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