Sara Russell

2015 - Cut Window Theory

A rickety structure on which to hang clay. The clay oozes over the structure and slides down the sill. Windows are cut into the clay mirroring the windows outside. In a city where new building seems endless, these structures recall the old ones, where personality comes from time and wear.



Images left to right: Daniel Liss (realtime projection), Sara Russell (sculpture), Kristin Capp (photography)

Absence + Evidence

Kristin Capp - photography
Sara Russell Dewey - sculputure
Daniel Liss - video

May 14th - 6-9 pm
May 15th - 12-6 pm

S+7 - 526 West 26th St, #301

A show of works inspired by windows.

Kristin Capp's photographs from Namibia, most taken at night, capture light emanating from the darkness. Namibia has no ambient light so the contrast between the light and darkness is profound. The color seeps through in an otherworldly softness that relates to the individuals within.

Daniel Liss uses a camera perched on his windowsill to capture real time images from the sidewalk below. By coding what is projected from the camera, he creates a poetic discourse in real time. We see one person or a group caught for a moment and a sound is played with each capture and disappearance. A busy sidewalk yields more happenings, each one a surprise of recognition mixed with mystery as a person is signaled out, but nothing is known about their actual story.

Sara Russell Dewey responds directly to the windows in the space, building rickety structures on which to hang her clay. The clay oozes over their structures and slides down the sill. Windows are cut into the clay mirroring windows outside. In a city where new building seems endless, these structures recall the old ones, where personality comes from time and wear.