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Sarah Staton

Green - Or How We Missed Modernism

25.1. – 2.3.2003

Sarah Staton: Green - Or How We Missed Modernism

25 January - 2 March 2003 


MK G starts the new year with solo exhibitions from London-based artists Sarah Staton and Georgie Hopton. The two shows will be the largest surveys of each artist’s work to date, giving an overview of their practice in the last 10-15 years and reflecting the scope and diversity of their careers so far.


Sarah Staton will be creating an installation of old and new work in the Long Gallery. It will explore elements of English cultural life from Agincourt to advertising, particularly our new-found obsession with TV shows which tell us how to transform our homes and gardens and the role they have played in assisting the absorption of IKEA-style modernism into the mainstream. She contrasts this with the recurring motif of the Gothic cathedral, a late 19th century symbol of unified artistic practice in which architecture, artand craft were all given equal weight. The Gothic cathedral also represents the chaotic forces of sex and money, which, says Staton, exist in a “hilarious duality with the backdrop of immaculate post-human architecture which is the legacy of modernism”. 

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