about the art
Enticed by philosophies that fluctuate between domesticity and the anthropocene, Sarah Jayne works predominantly in sculpture, installation and sound. She surveys the everyday through playful and unexpected combinations of found objects, resonance, light and other subtle devices.
She melds and conjures these discarded bits and bobs into new narratives, distorting the original function to construct an unsettling arc in the imagination. Booth forms imagined scenarios of remote happenings, often highlighting overlooked details within our cultural geography. The concepts sustaining her practice are diverse and take in such ideologies as the separate spheres, feminism and social histories. The work questions material
culture, the female body and human ecology, where the ecosphere can be an affirmative space or one of challenge. Encompassing matters of aesthetics, social anthropology and gender roles the spaces are charged with a seductive character creating a hidden unease within each intricate assemblage.
about the artist
Cork born artist Sarah Jayne Booth graduated with BA Hons in 2007 and an MA Hons in Art & Process in 2014 both from Crawford College of Art & Design. In January 2019 she took part in two group exhibitions, I see crimson I see red, with Tactic Visual Arts Programme, Cork and Cahoots with A4 Sounds in Dublin. She will be showing in the Kinsale Art Festival in July.
Shortlisted for Known Unknowns, Limerick City Gallery Nov 2017. Other projects, Diving the Wreck: collaboration as SoftTack, Performed at UCC Cork, UCD Dublin and Lass Struggle UCL London in 2017. She has had solo exhibitions at Signal Arts Centre, South Tipperary Arts Centre and at The Bookcube Gallery and has shown in various group shows throughout Ireland and the UK. She was the recipient of a bursary from Cork City Council in 2013, and has been awarded residencies at the Fire Station Studios in Dublin in 2015, at ARTFarm, 126 Artist –Run Gallery in Galway in 2016 and has featured in reviews by Aidan Dunne in the Irish Times and in the VAI journal. Currently she works from studio space with Sample Studios in Cork City.