Author(s): Sarah Crowner
American painter Sarah Crowner (born 1974) revisits the art historical legacy of abstract painting in a language of collage and domestic craft, piecing together gorgeous geometric abstractions and vibrant color fields out of stitched-together cloth fragments of different colors. "It's a way of creating form by joining material," Crowner says of her process. "They are really objects more than paintings."Sarah Crowner: Patterns is the second artist's book in a series that Crowner has been developing around the formal aspects of her painting practice; the first was 2012's Format. In this publication, Crowner devotes her attention to patterns from a range of sources: from those found in nature and the built environment to fashion and the plastic arts. Juxtaposed throughout this selection are images from Crowner's recent work, specifically her recent paintings, murals and tiled floors.