Cover for Sarah Crowner
Sarah Crowner
The artist’s first monograph, this vibrant book looks at Sarah Crowner’s playful engagement with the history of abstraction as well as her transformative appropriations of the colors, rhythms, and forms that populate our everyday lives as well as art history.
Edited by Susan Cross and Sarah Crowner, with contributions by Suzanne Hudson and Bartholomew Ryan
Designed by Miko McGinty, Inc.
Published 2017 | ISBN: 9783791356099

Known for graphic sewn paintings—which she makes by stitching together pieces of painted and raw canvas—as well as patterned tile structures which transform architecture into painting, Crowner works in a variety of media spanning the fine and applied arts. Her work from the past decade comes alive through installation shots, studio views, and source images which have inspired her and which pay homage to many lesserknown artists, designers, and performers of the 20th century. An interview with Crowner accompanies essays discussing her practice and her exhibition at MASS MoCA. With a bold and colorful design that echoes Crowner’s sensibility, this book examines the artist’s inclusive, yet singular vision.