Sarah Kernohan -- Field

October 27, 2012 to November 17, 2012


Exhibition Statement

Working within a strong interest in landscape, Sarah Kernohan explores what happens when “scape” is considered on a physical, conceptual, and formal level. Informed by landscape — from glacial geology and mapping to the painted landscape to the panorama, — she uses drawing, collage and abstraction to explore the surfaces of objects such as rocks, bones, driftwood, and seashells. Seeking patterns that recall landscape, she pays particular attention to traces of movement, erosion, and scraping. Field is a new suite of drawings that is inspired by vintage topographic maps of Swiss glaciers and drawn studies of shells found along the Pacific shoreline.

Artist Biography

Sarah Kernohan graduated with a BFA in Drawing and Painting from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2008. She has exhibited her work in Canada, Italy, New Zealand, and the United States. She currently lives in Kitchener, Ontario where she works as a practicing artist and serves as the Artistic Director at the Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area (CAFKA).

Exhibition Images
Line Gallery

Interview with Sarah Kernohan