Sarah Rockett: Ties that Bind
Artist Sarah Rockett’s installation work is almost always as much about community as it is about the process of recycling found objects. But after she completed a residency at PlatteForum last spring, her art turned a corner conceptually.
“My residency freed me up to feel like it was okay to really be myself in my work, and I started using that as a jumping-off point moving into a new body of work,” explains Rockett. “I’ve begun looking at community in a more hopeful way, whereas previously, I was looking at our fears and how we view one other. I’m now going in the direction of seeking out the harmony that exists between myself and strangers.”
Sarah Rockett: Ties That Bind, a new solo exhibit opening October 16 at Ice Cube Gallery, starts with work from PlatteForum and then moves into the artist’s newer, more confident material, some of it created from found objects donated by friends and fellow artists. “That triggers a much bigger discussion and a greater sense of responsibility for me,” says Rockett.
See Ties That Bind at a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. at Ice Cube, 3320 Walnut Street; also on view is a related group show, Cluster, for which each Ice Cube co-op member invited two outside artists to show alongside the homies. Both exhibits run through November 7; for more information, visit icecubegallery.com or call 303-292-1882.
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