On the heels of a recent solo show, artist Sarah Hobbs hosts Joe and Matthew at her studio. Impressed by the tidiness of the space, the co-hosts are curious if she straightened up just for them. The conversation drifts toward how one keeps a studio while managing the flow of projects and exhibitions.
Because she works with both photography and installation, collection versus hoarding becomes a central topic. Urban and rural exploration are discussed. An interesting movie recommendation is made.
(Un)required Resources For This Episode
- Gregory Crewdson at Gagosian
- Small Problems In Living on Amazon.com
- “An Installation Artist Overhauls Rooms to Explore Our Neuroses,” article at Vice
- The Serenbe community, discussed in Brain Fuzz Episode 43
- “Distillation With Daniel Fuller,” Brain Fuzz Episode 9
- Nuwaubian Nation at Wikipedia
- Al Capone’s vault at AV/TV Club
- Winter Of The Witch on YouTube
- “(Upstate) New York Stories,” Brain Fuzz Episode 39
Who Is Sarah Hobbs?
Sarah Hobbs grew up in Columbus, Georgia and holds a BA in Art History and an MFA in Photography from the University of Georgia. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and the Sir Elton John Collection, among others.
Hobbs’s work was featured in a solo exhibition at the Knoxville Museum of Art as well as Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh, PA. Her work has been included in several group shows across the country. Her first monograph, Small Problems in Living, was published in 2012. She lives and works in Atlanta.
Bio and images from HATHAWAY Gallery and the artist. Headshot by Aaron Coury.