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Sarah Larby

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Degree: Fine Art with Contemporary Cultural Theory (Int)
University: University of Leeds
Graduation Year: 2020

Artist Statement

My practice is driven through working directly with materials, so I would primarily define my work as sculptural, often starting new works by speculatively exploring a material before pushing the boundaries of what it is traditionally used for. My treatment of materials differs depending on whether or not I consider them to be animate or inanimate, but there are three questions that I am always considering in relation to my practice: 

What it means to follow the material?
Does it mean working on the edge of having control?
Does it mean accepting that form and content are the same thing?
What unites my work is an understanding of materials and using them in such a way that the viewer is unsure of the processes involved in the making of the object. I am searching for a type of pure form where the visibility of the hand of the artist or the creation of the work is secondary to the object itself.

Group Exhibitions

2020, Simmer, University of Leeds, Leeds
2020, Ones to Watch, SunnyBank Mills, Farsley
2020, Untitled, The Brunswick, Leeds
2019, HomeTurf, Chemistry Basement, University of Leeds
2019, An arm 'n a leg, Freehold Projects, Leeds
2019, Coming Out, Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw
2019, Keep Gazing, Norman Rae Gallery, York
2019, Room for (Dis)illusionment, HydePark Book Club, Leeds
2018, AXIS, LeftBank Leeds, Leeds
2017, Morphic, LadyBeck Studios, Leeds

Competitions, Prizes & Awards

2020, Ones to Watch, Shortlisted Artist

Original works:

Stretch, Slump, Twist

By Sarah Larby

2020 Graduate

£175

At Rest

By Sarah Larby

2020 Graduate

£175

Head III

By Sarah Larby

2020 Graduate

£350

Adipose Tissue

By Sarah Larby

2020 Graduate

£495

Bulge II

By Sarah Larby

2020 Graduate

£450