Sarah Crowner's Hot Pink Frieze Lights Up The New Art-Filled Louis Vuitton Store
October 23, 2019
Sarah Crowner is sitting at a window in Paris, surveying the City of Light. “I can see all these beautiful shades of grey,” she says, laughing. “But I’m thinking, where is the pink? Where is the turquoise?!”
The Brooklyn-based, California-raised artist has an Angeleno’s sense of colour. It dominates her work in glorious swathes to uniquely mood-boosting effect. Curiously constructed, her vast canvases comprise individually painted planes of sailcloth fabric sewn together on industrial Juki sewing machines. Often, they are scores of feet wide: her latest work is a seven-metre-long “frieze” of hot pinks, maroons and navy blues. Located in the newly renovated Louis Vuitton store on London's New Bond Street, it is one of nine pieces of art that the architect Peter Marino commissioned for the retailer’s revamp.
American Academy Awards Rome Prizes to Five Visual Artists
April 10, 2019
The American Academy in Rome has named Garrett Bradley, David Brooks, James Casebere, Sarah Crowner, and John Jesurun as winners of the 2019–2020 Rome Prizes in the category for visual art. A total of 36 Rome Prizes were awarded this year to American and Italian artists and scholars, who receive a stipend plus support to live and work for five to 11 months at the Academy’s Rome campus.
Brooklyn’s Sarah Crowner Is Reinvigorating American Painting
November 12, 2018
All I ever wanted to do was make a painting that you could immerse yourself in,” Sarah Crowner tells me. We’re in her studio, in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn. It’s early October, and the space is full of designs and props for Garden Blue, Jessica Lang’s new ballet for the American Ballet Theatre, which opens in a couple of weeks with set and costumes by Crowner. She’s just back from Pittsburgh, where two new works of hers—a 23-by-18-foot canvas and a 64-foot-long wall of handmade tiles—are appearing in the Carnegie International. In a few weeks, she’s off to Veracruz, Mexico, to christen the swimming pool she’s designed for an artists’ residency there. The pool, “two wave shapes put together but skewed,” as she says, was her response to a request for a sculpture in the landscape. “I thought, What do artists want to do after they work?” It’s a striking, mostly blue tile basin, the deck paved with pinkish, unglazed Mexican terra-cotta—hard to imagine a more immersive work of art.
Sculpting With Bodies at American Ballet Theatre
New York Times
October 16, 2018
As with her previous work for Ballet Theater, “Her Notes,” the visual element is crucial. Ms. Lang likes to collaborate closely with visual artists — their vision stimulates her imagination. This new work is a kind of a nature study, she said, inspired by the paintings of her collaborator, Sarah Crowner, a visual artist who lives in Brooklyn.