Warm Welcome - Sage Dawson, curated by Jeff Robinson
May 10 - June 11, 2019
Warm Welcome offers a series of intimate gestures, sketches, artifacts, and artworks culled from the studio and home of Sage Dawson. A seemingly antithetical collection of quick, intuitive, and selected forms contrasts the methodical and labor-intensive process that typifies Dawson’s approach to making. With this exhibition, Dawson extends a generous invitation for the viewer to consider the generative curiosities that surround and give rise to the works she intends for public view. As a companion exhibition to Time Share, the objects included in Warm Welcome epitomize the fascinations we amass to cultivate identity and a sense of place within personal space.
Sage Dawson is a Saint Louis-based artist, curator, and educator. Her work examines dwelling rights, domestic labor, and the identity of spaces. She teaches at Washington University, is a founding member of Monaco, and directs STNDRD–a gallery project examining the power and potential of flags. Sage completed an MFA + Museum Studies minor at the University of New Mexico, and a BFA at Missouri State University.
Sage has exhibited, lectured, and presented work at various sites including the Center for Contemporary Printmaking Norwalk, Endless Editions EFA Project Space, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, The Pulitzer Arts Foundation, the Chicago Artists Coalition, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Tate Exchange at Tate Modern, Boston University, the Terrain Biennial – Enos Park, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Springfield Art Museum, The Luminary, Pyramid Atlantic, the City University of New York, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Toledo Center for the Visual Arts, and the International Print Center New York.
Sage’s work has appeared in Art in America, Elephant Magazine, From Here to There published by Princeton Architectural Press, Art in Print, and Hyperallergic.