For Immediate Release: February 19, 2019
Contact: Susan Strano, Marketing Director
802-447-1571 ext. 204
Sarah Peters, Sculptor
Bronze, 11 x 9 x 12 inches
Courtesy of Sarah Peters
American Eccentricities: A Presentation by Sarah Peters
On Saturday, March 2 at 2:00 p.m. in the Paresky Wing of the Bennington Museum, sculptor Sarah Peters discusses her studio practice in relationship to the history of American sculpture and representative objects in Bennington Museum’s vast collection. Join us to see what objects Peters has been researching in the Museum’s collection as the basis for her talk and for a small, special installation inside the museum. Deeply engaged in traditional sculptural techniques, the artist has spent over a decade working in wax, clay, and bronze. Forming figurative objects, often near life-size heads and busts, Peters merges ancient, modern and contemporary references with respect and irreverence, both honoring and questioning conventions of the past.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Her research at the Museum extends from the Usdan Gallery exhibition The Body Stops Here: Keiko Narahashi and Sarah Peters on view in the Usdan Gallery February 26 through March 30.
About the Artist
Sarah Peters (b. 1973) lives and works in Queens, NY. She was educated at Virginia Commonwealth University (MFA), The University of Pennsylvania (BFA), and The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (Certificate). The artist is a recipient of awards and residencies from John Michael Kohler, WI and New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), NY (2011); The Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA (2010); and The Sharpe-Wallentas Studio Program, Brooklyn, NY (2008). Solo and two-person exhibitions include Van Doren Waxter Gallery (2018), Bennington College, Bennington, VT (2019); Howards Gallery, Athens, GA (2019); Halsey McKay Gallery, South Hampton, NY (2017); Eleven Rivington, New York (2015); 4 AM, New York (2015); Asya Geisberg, NY (2014); Edward Winkleman Gallery, NY (2007,2010); and John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY (2013). Group exhibitions include Objects Like Us, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart and David Adamo (2018); Galerie Eva Presenhuber, New York, NY (2019); Perrotin Gallery, Seoul, South Korea (2019) and Rodin and the Contemporary Figurative Tradition, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI (2017), among others. Her work has been reviewed and featured in publications such as The New York Times, Art in America, Artforum, and The Brooklyn Rail.
About the Museum
Bennington Museum is located at 75 Main Street (Route 9), Bennington, in The Shires of Vermont. Beginning February 1, the museum is open 10 am to 5 pm Thursday through Tuesday, closed Wednesday through May. Open daily June through October (closed July 4.) It is wheelchair accessible. Regular admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and students over 18. Admission is never charged for younger students, museum members, or to visit the museum shop. Visit the museum’s website www.benningtonmuseum.org or call 802-447-1571 for more information.
Bennington Museum is a member of ArtCountry, a consortium of notable art and performance destinations in the scenic northern Berkshires of Massachusetts and southern Green Mountains of Vermont, including The Clark Art Institute, Williams College Museum of Art , Williamstown Theatre Festival (20 minutes away); and MASS MoCA (25minutes away). Visit ArtCountry.org for more information on these five great cultural centers.