Sawyer Rose | Force of Nature, Anna and Hillary
Presented by CK Contemporary and the Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art
Location: Main Floor
The current series from The Carrying Stones Project is called Force of Nature: Women's Work Visualized. In this series, real-life work data is collected from a diverse group of women using a custom-built app where participants can record their paid and unpaid labor, hour by hour. Each woman’s data is then mapped into a large-scale data visualization sculpture that abstracts and encodes her labor hours in a form that is both aesthetically remarkable and fully readable as a graphic. Each sculpture, in material and composition, reflects the personality of the woman it is built for.
Sawyer Rose is a sculpture, installation, and social practice artist. Born and raised in North Carolina and a graduate of Williams College in Massachusetts, she currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work has been exhibited widely across the US and is represented by CK Contemporary in San Francisco, CA. Throughout her career, Sawyer has used her artwork to shine a spotlight on contemporary social and ecological issues. The Carrying Stones Project addresses women’s work inequity and her metalwork sculptures explore the ways living things adapt to changing environments. Sawyer is the President of the Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art, and formerly served on the Board of Directors of Oakland Art Murmur, Oakland, CA.