Sarah Crowner – Patterns


In Patterns, American artist Sarah Crowner continues to develop a series based around the formal aspects of her painting practice. Following one from her 2012 publication, Format, Crowner assembles and layers a multitude of patterns that have inspired her recent work in this book. This material is comprised of repetitive visual systems found in nature, architecture, fashion, sculpture, and painting that she has culled from a variety of source media: photographs, magazine pages, drawings, and advertisements, among others. The artist has collaged this material into a moving narrative that establishes a conversation with images of her own work and ephemera, which are interspersed throughout the book. Patterns provides rare insight into the artist’s process, situating the reader inside the formal systems that populate our day-to-day lives. Published by Primary Information (New York).

96 pages, 25.5 x 24 cm, softcover, Primary Information (New York).