sarah rooney
 





RAIN SHADOWS 6, 2020

gesso and acrylic on linen over wooden panel, 49 x 13” | 48 x 35 cm

Rain Shadows 6, 2020, est une peinture à échelle intime qui fait suite à un projet récent de l'artiste, Radiators & Dunes, présenté à la Galerie McClure à l'automne 2019. Dans cette œuvre, l'espace en plongée, les couleurs vives et les fragments organiques construisent un paysage de matière comprimée.


Rain Shadows 6 is an intimate scale painting that follows from the artist’s recent project, Radiators & Dunes presented at McClure Gallery in fall 2019. In this work, swooping space, vivid colour and organic fragments build a landscape of compressed matter.


Orléans Gallery, OSA, Shenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa

6 January – 8 February 2020




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



MALLEABLE GEOMETRY

Curator Jakub Zdebik

Sarah Rooney’s Malleable Geometry puts on display the poetic fluidity of her hybrid practice of painting and photography to reveal how contemporary aesthetics intertwine with modernism.


« Géométrie malléable » de Sarah Rooney met en évidence la fluidité poétique de sa pratique hybride de la peinture et de la photographie, révélant ainsi l’esthétique contemporaine s’entremêlant du modernisme.


Orléans Gallery, OSA, Shenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa

6 January – 8 February 2020




Photo Credit: Julia Martin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





ASTRAGAL DUNE 1, 2019

inkjet print on archival paper, 19 x 27" | 48 x 71 cm





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





RAIN SHADOWS 1, 2018

gesso and acrylic on linen over wooden panel, 49 x 13” | 48 x 35 cm


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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BASIN PARTICLES, 2018
gesso and acrylic on canvas, 36” x 55” | 92 x 140 cm


BASIN PARTICLES 2, 2018
gesso and acrylic on canvas, 36” x 55” | 92 x 140 cm


Orléans Gallery, OSA, Shenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa, 2020

Photo Credit: Julia Martin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





ASTRAGAL 1, 2019

gesso and acrylic on canvas
78 x 85” + 78 x 85” | 200 x 218 cm + 200 x 218 cm

Photo Credit: Richard-Max Tremblay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





MALLEABLE GEOMETRY

Orléans Gallery, OSA, Shenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa, 2020

Photo Credit: Julia Martin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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BASIN PARTICLES 4, 2019
gesso and acrylic on canvas, 21 x 32” | 55cm x 83 cm


RAIN SHADOWS 5, 2019
gesso and acrylic on canvas, 21 x 32” | 55cm x 83 cm


Photo Credit: Richard-Max Tremblay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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ASTRAGAL DUNE 2, 2019
inkjet print on archival paper, 13 x 20” | 35 x 53 cm


ASTRAGAL DUNE 3, 2019
inkjet print on archival paper, 13 x 20” | 35 x 53 cm


Photo Credit: Julia Martin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





ASTRAGAL 2, 2019

gesso and acrylic on canvas


78 x 85” + 78 x 85” | 200 x 218 cm + 200 x 218 cm


Photo Credit: Julia Martin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





RAIN SHADOWS 2, 2018

gesso and acrylic on canvas


60 x 48” | 152 x 121 cm


Photo Credit: Julia Martin

 

 

 


 

 

 

EXPOSITION

MALLEABLE GEOMETRY

Curator Jakub Zdebik

Sarah Rooney’s Malleable Geometry puts on display the poetic fluidity of her hybrid practice of painting and photography to reveal how contemporary aesthetics intertwine with modernism.



ASTRAGAL DUNE 1, 2019

épreuve au jet d’encre sur papier archive | inkjet print on archival paper, 19” x 27” | 48 x 71 cm

Photo Credit: Richard-Max Tremblay

 

ORLEANS GALLERY, OSA, SHENKMAN ARTS CENTRE, OTTAWA

6 JANUARY – 8 FEBRUARY 2020

VERNISSAGE, SUNDAY, 12 JANUARY, 1 – 3 PM





de gauche à droite | left to right

BASIN PARTICLES 4, 2019
gesso et acrylique sur toile | gesso and acrylic on canvas, 55 x 83 cm

RAIN SHADOWS 5, 2019
gesso et acrylique sur toile | gesso and acrylic on canvas, 55 x 43 cm

Photo Credit: Richard-Max Tremblay



GÉOMÉTRIE MALLÉABLE

Commissaire Jakub Zdebik

6 JANVIER - 8 FÉVRIER 2020

VERNISSAGE, DIMANCHE LE 12 JANVIER 2020 DE 13H À 15H

GALERIE ORLÉANS, EAO, SHENKMAN ARTS CENTRE, OTTAWA






EXPOSITION

RADIATORS & DUNES

4 – 26 OCTOBRE, 2019

VERNISSAGE | LANCEMENT DU CATALOGUE, JEUDI, 3 OCTOBRE, 18h à 20h

GALERIE MCCLURE, MONTRÉAL



ASTRAGAL 1, 2019 (détail)

 

Les nouvelles œuvres de Sarah Rooney en peinture et photographie laissent de subtiles traces de limites entre la matière et la matérialité, la forme et la formation. Ses recherches révèlent une superposition de décision, où la nature et la construction se rencontrent, reliant les coups de pinceau en peinture à un champ conceptuel. Dans l’exposition Radiators et Dunes, Rooney présente des diptyques et des triptyques créés en réponse à l’étendue du désert, interprétée par l’entremise de fragments organiques et de résidus d’emballages industriels en fibre de pâte à papier. Unis par une géométrie malléable, les œuvres traitent des notions contemporaines de sublime, d’espace et d’échelle ainsi que d’atmosphère.




IMAGES LEFT TO RIGHT

RAIN SHADOWS 3, 2018
BASIN PARTICLES 3, 2018
RAIN SHADOWS 4, 2018

Photo Credit: Richard-Max Tremblay




EXHIBITION

RADIATORS & DUNES

4 – 26 OCTOBER, 2019

VERNISSAGE | CATALOGUE LAUNCH, THURSDAY, 3 OCTOBER, 6 - 8 PM

MCCLURE GALLERY, MONTREAL

Sarah Rooney’s new paintings and photographs leave traces of subtle boundaries between matter and materiality, form, and formation. Her research reveals a layering of decisions, where nature meets construction, linking painting brushstrokes to a conceptual field. In the exhibition Radiators & Dunes, Rooney features diptychs and triptychs created in response to desert expanse, interpreted through the lens of organic fragments and residual fibre paper-pulp packaging. United by a malleable geometry, the works deal with contemporary notions of the sublime, space and scale, and the atmospheric.





 

 

 

 

SUMMER EXHIBITION

ABSTRACT NETWORKS

CURATED BY JAKUB ZDEBIK

LUCE MEUNIER | SARAH ROONEY | MONICA TAP

MAY 30 – JULY 28 2019

VERNISSAGE THURSDAY, MAY 30, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

GALLERY KARSH-MASSON, OTTAWA




 

Abstract Networks, installation view gallery Karsh-Masson, Ottawa

Sarah Rooney: THERE IS SOMETHING OUTLANDISH ABOUT BRINGING THE OCEAN INDOORS

Photo Credit: Julia Martin









ÉVÉNEMENT

ÉDITIONS ESSE ARTS + OPINIONS : VENDU-SOLD Édition 2018
MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE MONTRÉAL
22 NOVEMBRE 2018

 

 

 

SAILING IN A RAIN SHADOW DESERT (sr1), 2018

gesso, ink, and acrylic on linen, mounted on wood support,

17” x 22” / 43cm x 55cm

 

 

L’œuvre Sailing in a Rain Shadow Desert (sr1) est tirée d’une nouvelle série de peintures du même nom. D’échelle intime, cette pièce abstraite nous attire dans un lieu de compression et d’expansion ; elle se caractérise par une lueur vacillante, la vitesse et le pivotement. La courbe fournit un dispositif structurant, un marqueur malléable qui ouvre l’espace aux possibilités de pensées latentes, alors que l’œil est captivé dans une atmosphère de champs changeants, de traces de la main et d’ombres potentielles de l’eau.

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Sailing in a Rain Shadow Desert (sr1) is a work from a new series of paintings of the same name. Intimate in scale, this abstract piece draws us into a realm of compression and expansion, characterized by flickering light, speed, and rotation. Here the curve is used as a structuring device, a malleable marker that opens space to the possibility of latent thought as the eye is drawn into an atmosphere of shifting scopes, traces of the hand, and potential shadows of water.

 






ÉVÉNEMENT

FOIRE PAPIER - PAPER ART FAIR, BOOTH D01 - MARTIN SCHOP
ARSENAL CONTEMPORARY, MONTREAL
19 – 22 AVRIL 2018

 

 

SPRING EXHIBITION

IMPULSION DE RÉSEAU // NETWORK IMPULSE
Luce Meunier | Sarah Rooney | Monica Tap
Commissaire / Curator Jakub Zdebik
GALERIE R3, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, QC
8 – 27 mars 2018

 


PROJECT

THERE’S SOMETHING OUTLANDISH ABOUT BRINGING THE OCEAN INDOORS

 

THERE’S SOMETHING OUTLANDISH ABOUT BRINGING THE OCEAN INDOORS


This project is part of an on-going dialogue between painting and photography through a layering of registers. As a witness to subtle spatial conundrums, the works in this series are reflections on shifts in distance, immediacy, and time.

Suspended Emulsions investigate ways of putting pressure on the viewing experience. Photographs formalized as precisely scaled prints immerse the viewer in the foam-like space of the image. Touching on the challenges of global proximity and distance, they invite us to visually inhabit the materiality of the print surface as well as the landscape of the in-between at the edge of the ocean, making visible a layering of potential planes. The Capsule paintings are like artefacts of time surveillance—forms between monolith and sail.

The oceanic elements in these works put forward an opening for a seeping through of the unseen and the unforeseen. Encapsulated in the encounter between painting and photography is the ebb and flow of the tides, where seeing is defined as much by erasure as it is by presence



 

 

 

 

 

 

SUSPENDED EMULSION #2, 2017

inkjet print on archival paper

30” x 28” / 76 x 71 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUSPENDED EMULSION #3, 2017

inkjet print on archival paper

30” x 21” / 76 x 53 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPSULE A1, 2015

gesso and acrylic on canvas

60” x 48” / 152 x 121 cm

Photo Credits: Richard-Max Tremblay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUSPENDED EMULSION #5, 2017

inkjet print on archival paper

30” x 29” / 76 x 73.5 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUSPENDED EMULSION #6, 2017

inkjet print on archival paper

30” x 43.5” / 76 x 110 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUSPENDED EMULSION DIPTYCH

Galerie R3, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, QC

March 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Galerie R3, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, QC

March 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPSULE A4, 2016

gesso ink, acrylic on linen

17” x 22” / 43cm x 55cm

Photo Credits: Richard-Max Tremblay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUSPENDED EMULSION #7, 2017

inkjet print on archival paper

17” x 15” / 43cm x 38cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Galerie R3, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, QC

March 2018

 

 

 





PROJECT

TACHES AVEUGLES

 

TACHES AVEUGLES – PUNCTUATION 4, 2014

oil on canvas

16” x 12” each / 40cm x 30cm each

 

 

 

 

 

 

TACHES AVEUGLES – UP CLOSE TO A DISTANCE I, 2013

acrylic on canvas

45.5 x 71.5 inches / 111.5 x 181.6cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

TACHES AVEUGLES – UP CLOSE TO A DISTANCE I, detail 2013

acrylic on canvas

45.5 x 71.5 inches / 111.5 x 181.6cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

TACHES AVEUGLES – PUNCTUM REMOTUM, 2013

acrylic on canvas

45.5 x 71.5 inches / 111.5 x 181.6cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

TACHES AVEUGLES – COMME TU DIS LE ST. LAURENT, 2013

oil on canvas

48” x 24” each / 121.9cm x 60.9 cm each

 

 

 

 

 

 

TACHES AVEUGLES – CONSTELLATION A1, 2013

oil on canvas

45.5” x 71.5” / 111.5cm x 181.6cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSTELLATION A4, 2014 (right)
CONSTELLATION A5, 2015 (left)

oil on canvas

24” x 18” / 61cm x 45cm (each)

Photo Credits: Richard-Max Tremblay

 

 

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