‘Consume’ shares the ambivalent magnetism of Kristeva’s abjection with Mary Douglas’ seminal work Purity and Danger. The tools used and the scenario implied play in the corporeal between seduction and disgust in an investigation into consumption and excess.
Part self-portrait and part social commentary, the work seeks to explore the body as a commodity exploring themes of indulgence, gluttony, desire and greed.
The resulting aesthetic is a disturbing blend of violence and eroticism.
Sarah Field is a cross disciplinary artist whose work interrogates the relationship between seduction and disgust. Her practice brings into focus issues surrounding gender and sexuality. A reoccurring theme explored in her work is the tension between beauty and corporeality.
Sarah completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the University of South Australia majoring in glass blowing. Following the completion of this degree she went on to successfully complete her Honors.
In recent years Sarah has moved away from glass into cross disciplinary and installation based work.
In 2010 She was invited to do a residence in Paris at the “Performing Arts Forum” (PAF) and was awarded the Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant.
Sarah has been in numerous group shows around Australia and has been selected as a finalist in a number of contemporary art prizes including “Substation Contemporary Art Award”, the “Woollhara small Sculpture Prize Exhibition”, “SCAP” and the “Manningham Contemporary Ceramic Award”.
Sarah has been exhibiting solo for the last seven years and has exhibited with the Michael Reid Gallery, Gallerysmith, Brenda May Gallery, M.Contemporary, Yarra Gallery, Counihan Gallery and Melbourne Art Rooms (MARS).