Sarah Hewitt

United States
Santa Fe, NM
born 1974 United States
www.sarahhewitt.com
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Raffia, coir, reclaimed marine rope, seagrass hangs off the walls, cascading into fountains of chaos. Books are strewn about the tables and chairs. A variety of subjects grab my attention. Boat building in Ireland, criticism by Dave Hickey, Third Wave Feminism rhetoric and essays by John D'Agata all influence my thoughts, my work, my movements. Each evening I ask myself – do I have the courage to grab the meat hook?

I wander about the studio stitching, cinching, unraveling and revealing different layers of fiber. Weave, unweave, stitch, suture and skin over with wax, tar, cement, whatever raw materials I can find and manage with my hands. The chapters of my life unfold in work. Abstraction, mystery, concern, aggression and sexuality I am unable to not speak of – but is in the forefront of my mind. My hands do not resist the taboo but thoroughly embrace it, relish in it. It's as if when my hands are working the truth of my thoughts sneak around my hesitancies and asks the materials, begs them to be bold, to hold court, to challenge and suggest. The work is braver than I am.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS/RESIDENCIES:

2012
Fiber Philadelphia 2012, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Inaugural 40 Under 40, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana

2011
Quimby Colony, Artist Residency, Portland, Maine
Teaching Assistant, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina
Teaching Assistant, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle. Maine
SOFA West Installation on Museum Hill of the LOVE ARMOR Project, Santa Fe, NM
Vermont Studio Center, Artist Residency, Johnson, Vermont

2010

New Fibers 2010, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Unraveling Traditions: Contemporary Artists Working in Fiber, 516 ARTS, Albuquerque, NM
Lost & Found, Victoria Price Art & Design, Santa Fe, NM
Subversive Stitching: Feminist Artists with a Needle, Through the Flower, Belen, NM

2009

Earth's Palette, Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, Taos, NM
LOVE ARMOR PROJECT, Brenda Taylor Gallery, New York, NY
National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2009, Wichita, KS
LOVE ARMOR PROJECT, Crane Arts, Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

2008

Conventions & Attitudes: Responding to the 2008 U.S. Elections, Habeas Lounge, CUNY Graduate Center Art Gallery, NYC, NY
Conventions & Attitudes: Responding to the 2008 U.S. Elections, Remy's On Temple, Los Angeles, CA
Engendered Spaces, SCA Contemporary, Albuquerque, NM
LOVE ARMOR PROJECT, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Talking Heads, Seven - O - Seven Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
The Cradle Project, Albuquerque, NM
Salon MarGraff, Tesuque, NM

2007

The Cradle Project Preview Exhibition, Zane Bennett Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
LOOSELY JOINED: New Mexico Artists from the Creative Capital Program, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM
The Cradle Project Preview Exhibition, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
The Cradle Project Preview Exhibition, AIA, Albuquerque, NM
Inaugural Exhibition, Underground Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Faculty and Technical Assistants Exhibition, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
Summer Art Show, Tesuque Village Market, Tesuque, NM
Bang!, Farrell Fischoff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
WOMADelaide 2007, Adelaide, Australia

2006

Anniversary Exhibition, Salon Mar Graff, Tesuque, NM
Hold It!, Shy Rabbit Contemporary Arts, Pagosa Springs, CO
Faculty and Technical Assistants Exhibition, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
Small Expressions, HGA's Convergence, Grand Rapids, MI
Creative Grand Crossings, HGA's Convergence, Grand Rapids, MI
Salon Mar Graff, Tesuque, NM
Ongoing Exhibition, Métier Gallery, Dixon, NM

2005

Weaving and Fiber Arts of the Southwest, The Art Center at Fuller's Lodge, Los Alamos, NM
Challenge New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM
Ongoing Exhibition, Métier Gallery, Dixon, NM

2003

Wearable Expressions, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA

2002

Celebration of Craftswomen, San Francisco, CA
International Colour Congress, Iowa City, IA
Fiber Celebration 2002, Northern Colorado Weavers Guild, Fort Collins, CO
2-3-4-Dimensions IV, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE
Faces of Woman, Honorable Mention, Las Vegas Arts Council, Las Vegas, NM

2001

Nature Observed, Art Studio Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
New Mexico Women Artists, Harwood Museum, Taos, NM

 
Artworks available from this artist:
Pinky
Umbilicus
Sculpture 19 x 24 x 19 inches & 12 lbs.
Pinky
Release
Sculpture 21 x 23 x 14 inches & 5 lbs.
Artworks adopted from this artist:
Pinky
Pacify
Sculpture 84 x 11 x 15 inches & 12 lbs.