about the art
Long’s work is concerned with the idea of the landscape as a receptacle of
human ideas, a place where nature and allegory are intrinsically intertwined.
She explores these ideas through painting, drawing, sculpture and art writing.
Her work reflects on the influence of Irish history and literature on the
collective perspective of the landscape. She is informed by an array of Irish
poets, from Yeats to Derk Mahon and by Roland Barthes’ interpretation of
mythology. Process is an important element of the work and there is a strong
emphasis on the human mark in her use of mediums. The play between the
human mark and patterns found in nature is often accompanied by artificial
materials such as glitter, stencils and spray paint.
Sarah Long’s art practice gives attention to the landscape. For her the
landscape has proven to be a captivating and flexible subject, inspiring both
figuration and abstraction. She sees the landscape as a mass that surrounds
he: a scene, a backdrop, a panorama, a view, a site, a setting, a background,
a stage and a destination. She sets out to create a world that is both fantastic
and familiar, contrasting ideas of the landscape with its physical reality.
about the artist
Sarah Long is an artist and writer based in Co. Cork. A recent graduate of Crawford college of Art & Design, her practice explores the relationship between language and the landscape. This exploration often takes the form of painting, drawing, art writing and sculpture.
A Place Where A Thought Might Grow, Sternview Gallery, Cork (2020)
Kingdom, Studio 12, Cork (2019)
Outdraw, Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co. Cork (2020)
Land of Some Other Order, Lavit Gallery, Cork (2020)
VUE Art Fair, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (2019)
Painters & Makers, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin (2019)
Alternative Views, Blue House Gallery, Schull, Co. Cork (2019)
Feile Gheimhridh, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin (2018)