Sara Cwynar’s Color Studies

Brooklyn-based Canadian Sara Cwynar‘s photographs are informed by her collecting habits and propelled by her love of documentation. For the Colour Studies series (2012), Cwynar has accumulated a mass of objects and honours her “hoarding” obsession through the photographs, which read like still life arrangements, or images from catalogues or advertising. Cwynar composes her photographs in pleasing displays that are very personal, yet easy to relate to. Her acute attention to detail holds power on a micro scale yet, when looking at these compositions, the viewer feels a specific pull. In these photographs, relationships between items are highlighted, but the work is most concerned with colour. Cwynar neatly displays her understanding of aesthetics, meticulously organizing the noise of our material world.

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