BIO

Sara Hubbs is a visual artist whose work examines the discarded shapes of material culture as sites of meaning. She uses abstraction to connect intimacy, absence, and relationships between objects and the body within the context of the everyday. Sara makes both two and three-dimensional work, utilizing plaster, glass, paper and product packaging.

She has shown locally, nationally and internationally. Her work has been included in group shows at the Ex-Teresa Arte Cultural in Mexico City, The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, The Castle Gallery at the College of New Rochelle, NY, Yun Gee Park Gallery in Tucson, Spattered Columns in NYC, and Modified Arts in Phoenix among others. She attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and at The Cooper Union and is a founding member of the Stew-dio Visit Artist Collective, recipient of a stART Mini Grant from the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona. Sara completed a BFA in Painting at Arizona State University and an MFA in Visual Art at The George Washington University where she received the Morris Louis Fellowship.

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STATEMENT
 
I make abstract work from the shed skin of our material and messaging culture. I use mass-produced items like toy and product packaging, textiles, as well as remnants of communication and personal expression. They populate a surreal landscape littered with ambiguous, yet familiar forms. I call these forms the abstract familiar. They are the physical remains left after an act of interaction or exchange. Some become markers of unknown connections, while others carry with them moments of intimacy with the body.

My work seeks dialogue between the body and the body of objects in the world and explores the containerization of life. Using vacated shapes to point to absence and intimacy, I wonder where meaning is lost and made. The completed pieces ask to be reinterpreted through both conscious and subconscious ways. They ask how much information and stimulus can we hold, while creating new forms against a shifting ground.