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Sarah Charlesworth

Selected Works

Candle from the series Available Light

Sarah Charlesworth Candle from the series Available Light 2012 Fuji crystal archive print with lacquered wood frame

Image/paper size:  18 x 24 inches  (45.7 x 61 cm)
Edition of 25
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #30672)

• Available Light series (Candle)
Light, in both a physical and metaphysical sense, is at the center of this body of work. Our expectations are questioned and confounded by optical inversions and visual illusions. These images lay bare the act of photography as they simultaneously mask and unmask the conditions of their creation. There is no neutral or objective point of closure, only the shifting perspectives of the observer and the observed. The making and the taking of a photograph is indistinguishable as each work celebrates the act of seeing.

Sarah Charlesworth Candle from the series Available Light, 2012

Lakshmi from the series 0+1

Sarah Charlesworth Lakshmi from the series 0+1 2000 Fuji crystal archive print with lacquered wood frame

Image/paper size:  15 x 12 inches  (38.1 x 30.5 cm)
Edition of 25
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #30282)

• 0+1 series (Lakshmi and Buddha)
The 0+1 series are “all white” full-color photographs which explore thresholds of vision. Both the subjects of these images and the photographic realization suggest beginnings or entry points into visual language.

Sarah Charlesworth Lakshmi from the series 0+1, 2000

Seated Buddha from the series 0+1

Sarah Charlesworth Seated Buddha from the series 0+1 2000 Fuji crystal archive print with lacquered wood frame

Image/paper size:  15 x 12 inches  (38.1 x 30.5 cm)
Edition of 25
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #30669)

• 0+1 series (Lakshmi and Buddha)
The 0+1 series are “all white” full-color photographs which explore thresholds of vision. Both the subjects of these images and the photographic realization suggest beginnings or entry points into visual language.

Sarah Charlesworth Seated Buddha from the series 0+1, 2000

Seven Colors from the series Simple Text

Sarah Charlesworth Seven Colors from the series Simple Text 2005 Fuji crystal archive print with lacquered wood frame

Image/paper size:  15 x 20 inches  (38.1 x 50.8 cm)
Edition of 25
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #30081)

• Simple Text series (Red Bowls and Seven Colors)
These works use the photographic field as a ritual or meditative space. Employing simple materials and objects staged as offerings, they pay homage to the physical properties of art and celebrate the act of becoming.

Sarah Charlesworth Seven Colors from the series Simple Text, 2005

Pipe from the series Neverland

Sarah Charlesworth Pipe from the series Neverland 2002 Fuji crystal archive print with lacquered wood frame

Image/paper size:  16 x 20 inches  (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Edition of 15
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #30667)

• Neverland series (Pipe, Leaf Frame, and Teacups)
In the Neverland series, color photographs of highly abstracted objects explore the boundaries between image and symbol. Arranged in a floating installation, these works describe a dream-like interior landscape, part house, part mind.

Sarah Charlesworth Pipe from the series Neverland, 2002

Leaf Frame from the series Neverland

Sarah Charlesworth Leaf Frame from the series Neverland 2002 Fuji crystal archive print on museum box

16 x 20 inches  (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Edition of 15
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #30668)

• Neverland series (Pipe, Leaf Frame, and Teacups)
In the Neverland series, color photographs of highly abstracted objects explore the boundaries between image and symbol. Arranged in a floating installation, these works describe a dream-like interior landscape, part house, part mind.

Sarah Charlesworth Leaf Frame from the series Neverland, 2002

Light Weave from the series Work in Progress

Sarah Charlesworth Light Weave from the series Work in Progress 2009 Fuji crystal archive print with lacquered wood frame

Image/paper size:  16 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches  (41.9 x 41.9 cm)
Edition of 25
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #30083)

• Work in Progress series (Light Weave)
Work in Progress is a series which collapses the distinction between the image and the tools through which it is made. Light filtered through transparent paper is both the subject and the medium as it highlights the artist’s camera and working tools.

Sarah Charlesworth Light Weave from the series Work in Progress, 2009

Related Information

  • Artist’s Exhibitions at Krakow Witkin Gallery