Sarah Beddington is a British artist based in New York whose work investigates the
intersection between the social, the personal and the political to be found in everyday
occurrences. Working in a variety of media, she records unique social and aesthetic
circumstances that can manifest themselves in unanticipated ways. Under her detached
gaze, cultural and visual fragments coalesce into poetic tableaux in which the glimpsed
moment becomes abstracted and surreal. Beddington challenges the viewer to slow
down in order to observe these meticulously composed parallel moments which, existing
within a non-linear, non-narrative time, often have a dream-like quality.
Solo exhibitions include Crossing, DAC, New York (2008); Places of Laughter and of
Crying, Bloomberg SPACE, London (2008); Panoptiscope, Petrie Museum of Egyptian
Archaeology, UCL, London (2006); Parallel Lines and Other Stories, Artlab, Berlin
(2005). Group exhibitions include Eastern Standards: Western Artists in China, MASS
MoCA, continues until March 2009; Vanishing Point, Wexner Center for the Arts,
Columbus, Ohio; About Time, Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Denmark; Panoramica, The
Rufino Tamayo Museum, Mexico City. Her work is represented in a number of public
and private collections including Arts Council England.