In this MFA thesis exhibition, Sarah van Sloten presents a disjointed narrative through a composition of text and symbols. Language exploration, pop culture references, and inside jokes all permeate the pieces. Without a strict hierarchy of text or imagery, the narrative timeline it is not read in a linear fashion. The work moves between being serious and not; its playful nature undermines any one authoritative or definitive statement. Van Sloten uses a self-designated title, Lady Painter, as an intentionally tongue-in-cheek misnomer. The implication of the term, based on the connotation of the word “lady” itself, is that a lady follows the rules, enforces etiquette, and behaves properly. As a Lady Painter, she acts against these stereotypes (and any stereotyping of women) and produces work that is serious yet playful, odd, eclectic, awkward and sincere.
Biography: Sarah van Sloten is an interdisciplinary artist from Edmonton, AB who has been involved in several exhibitions across Canada. Van Sloten received her BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2010, and is a current MFA Candidate at the University of Windsor.
SB Contemporary Art is excited to showcase the work of Sarah van Sloten. We hope you can join us in celebrating her MFA Thesis Exhibition! If you have any questions or inquires regarding the exhibition please contact Sarah at SB Contemporary Art, info@sbcontemporaryart.
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