blackbird online journal spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1


SARAH BEDNAREK  |  Selected Work

 Banana Republic    Comforting Words    Guerrilla Palms
 Reclining Terrorists    Ideologues

Of Bednarek's work, art critic Eleanor Hartley writes:

Sarah Bednarek's sculptures serve up deliberate contradictions. At once humorous and critical, they apply subtle alterations to ordinary objects. For example, the apparently innocous landscape depicted on a slipcover for an upholstered couch turns out to be overrun with images of militants and revolutionaries. Similarly, a pair of palm trees has taken on jungle camouflage. Such works make the point that, even in our homes or on vacation, we can't avoid the conflicts and political upheavals of contemporary life.



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