This exhibition was supported by the Global Arts + Humanities funding through a Community Engagement Grant
September 8, 2023, 4-7 p.m. (tentative)
The Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art
September 8, 2023 through February 4, 2024
The Columbus Museum of Art is proud to present In All Directions by Sarah Rosalena (b. 1982, Los Angeles, USA). Rosalena’s artworks fuse the materiality of traditional and Indigenous craft techniques with emerging technologies to produce objects that break boundaries and borders imposed by colonialization. Her hybrid forms of ceramic, textile and beadwork examine the geo-political effects of climate change, dispossession and extractive economies through anti-colonial and feminist perspectives. Through her art, Indigenous and craft technologies open new knowledges between the ancient and the futuristic, the human and nonhuman, and handmade and autonomous. The title of the exhibition, In All Directions, at once signals the irrelevance of the compass points in the expansiveness of the universe, and the potential held in multi-cosmologies, temporalities, and the infinite that could help us rewrite the narratives of the past and imagine different futures that break the binary structures rooted in “discovery.” In All Directions includes several major bodies of work, such as Transposing a Form (2020), Above Below (2020), Standard Candle (2021–2023), and Pointing Star (2023), as well as new textiles and sculptures created for presentation at the CMA. (Learn more)
Sarah Rosalena (Wixárika) is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher based in Los Angeles. She is assistant professor of omputational Craft and Haptic Media at The University of California, Santa Barbara. Rosalena is a recipient of the Creative Capital Award, the LACMA Art + Tech Lab Grant, the Steve Wilson Award from Leonardo International Society for Art, Sciences, and Technology, the Carolyn Glasoe Baliey Art Prize, Artadia Award, and the Craft Futures Grant from the Center for Craft. Recent solo exhibitions include LACMA at Mount Wilson Observatory, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Clockshop, and Blum & Poe Gallery. Her textiles and ceramics are in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.