Sarah Elise Hall
Carbon Form imagines a future scenario about our environment; one which speculates about the kind of trace-evidence that will remain after a prolonged period of plastic waste. The installation presents a series of casts made from a plastic tray found in the garbage in Brooklyn along with the work surface they were cast upon. The casts reveal the minimal industrial markings of the container they come from but also evoke imagery of erosion and fossilization due to the organic casting method and materials (marble, glass, dry pigment & binder).
Perhaps our disposable and non-biodegradable containers will fossilize over time creating strange geological forms in the shapes of industrial mass-production.
About Sarah Elise Hall
Born in Toronto, Canada, Sarah Elise Hall is a Brooklyn-based artist. Hall received a BFA in painting from OCAD University in Toronto in 2002 and an MFA in sculpture from the New York Academy of Art in NYC in 2009. Her work has been included in numerous national and international exhibitions as well as corporate and private collections. Selected solo and group exhibitions include shows with Gray Contemporary (Houston), Los Ojos (Brooklyn), UNTITLED, Art Miami (with Los Ojos), Janinebeangallery (Berlin), Drabinsky Gallery (Toronto), Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center (New York), Islip Art Museum, (Long Island, NY) and Galerija Zvono (Belgrade). She was awarded the Carriage House Residency at the Islip Art Museum in 2012 and is a recipient of a Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant (2017). Her work has been reviewed in Hyperallergic, the Toronto Star, The National Post (Toronto), the Huffington Post, and included Michael Petry’s book Nature Morte; Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life Tradition published by Thames & Hudson Press (pg 238).