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A Touch of Color Field: Outdoor Art Exhibition at the University of Houston
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A Touch of Color Field: Outdoor Art Exhibition at the University of Houston
Houstonia March 11, 2021

Winding through a one-mile stretch of the University of Houston’s park-like campus is a series of colorful, bright, large-scale sculptures, offering visitors an emotional lift and escape to fun. Lace up your most comfortable shoes and feel the joy of color in “Color Field,” open to the public through May 31. Presented by Public Art of the University of Houston System (Public Art UHS), “Color Field” is an outdoor temporary exhibition featuring 13 works of art by seven contemporary artists.

Sarah Braman: Personal Can Be Revolutionary
By Cody Delistraty
Sarah Braman: Personal Can Be Revolutionary
Modern Painters March 22, 2019

The sculptor and painter Sarah Braman creates abstract artworks from Minimalist, no-frills materials like bits of furniture and plywood. She is perhaps best known for her sculptures that, like those of John Chamberlain, fuse scrapyard metal from cars; but she also spray paints many of her objects and sculptures, creating a Rothko-esque feeling of color-field painting upon her sculptural medium.

On view through April 6 at Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York, her current exhibition, “Growth,” includes many of these kinds of works; but, more widely, her artistic practice is philosophical, evocative of quotidian pleasures. Her car sculptures are redolent of road trips; her works with furniture bring to mind being cozied in a living room. Braman’s most pressing interest, as she told Modern Painters, however, is light, the concept of which informs everything she creates. “It’s hard for me to talk about color without also talking about light,” she said, adding that many of the artists to whom she most looks up, “felt that painting the way that light fell onto the earth was a way to describe the spiritual.”

Sarah Braman: You Are Everything
By Peter Plagens
Sarah Braman: You Are Everything
Wall Street Journal April 13, 2016

There’s apparently a new development in which artists such as Sarah Braman (b. 1970) include acknowledgments, like writers do at the end of novels. In the press materials for her industrially luscious show, it’s noted that “the artist would like to thank Steve Grant for his patience and skill in welding, Nina Weyl and Seth Coen for their tireless and careful sewing, Barb Hadden for so much studio help, Mom and Liz for all the babysitting, and Saul, Jody and Phil for being the best home team.”

Sarah Braman, ‘You Are Everything’
By MARTHA SCHWENDENER
Sarah Braman, ‘You Are Everything’
The New York Times April 8, 2016

A few blocks north of Sarah Braman’s exhibition “You Are Everything” at Mitchell-Innes & Nash is a rare sight: A defunct and shuttered McDonald’s restaurant on the corner of 34th Street and 10th Avenue. The title of Ms. Braman’s show comes from a graffiti tag on a similar-looking structure — red, yellow and white — in a rural location, a photograph of which is printed on the news release.

Campers, Sunsets, and Junkyards: Sarah Braman’s Containers of Light
by Rick Briggs
Campers, Sunsets, and Junkyards: Sarah Braman’s Containers of Light
Hyperallergic April 9, 2016

I’d call Sarah Braman’s show at Mitchell-Innes & Nash a breakthrough were it not for her slow and steady ascent. You Are Everything, her first solo New York City exhibition in five years, presents a newfound ease with her material, a gracefulness in both subject and physicality I hadn’t noticed before. It’s as if she had traversed the messy, awkward, early stages of self-conscious invention and emerged on the other side, fully confident and in total command.

Widewalls
By Angie Kordic
Widewalls
Colorist and Sculptor Sarah Braman to Present New Works at Mitchell-Innes & Nash February 16, 2016

Looking at the artworks of Sarah Braman, one can get a feeling that she’s like someone who is able to see certain things in a completely different way than regular folk. For instance, that sectioned old camper trailer is, indeed, exactly what it sounds, but it is also an artwork, placed on an art gallery floor like it’s always belong there, without any doubt. The truth is that the artist puts found objects together, in the manner of a proper Neo-Dadaist, creating art that is somewhere between sculpture and assemblage, ready to be contemplated by a contemporary viewer. Sarah Braman’s new sculptural works and panel paintings are soon going to be gathered for her first solo exhibition in New York in five years, hosted by Mitchell-Innes & Nash.

Modern Painters
Bio Pic
Modern Painters
Sarah Braman September 2014

The story behind the artist's work, in her once words.

Artforum
Lauren O'Neill-Butler
Artforum
Sarah Braman Mitchell-Innes & Nash January 2012

In 1969, Shasta Trailer Industries--then the best-selling mobile-home manufacturer in the United States--introduced a new product: the Loflyte.  

New York Times
Roberta Smith
New York Times
Sarah Braman 'Yours' November 2011

In her fourth solo in a New York gallery, Sarah Braman continues the confident development of her loquacious, hardscrabble formalist assemblages. 

Artforum, Critics' Pick
November 4- December 18, 2010
Artforum, Critics' Pick
Peter Alexander and Sarah Braman Franklin Parrasch Gallery November 4- December 18, 2010

This show creates a cross-generational dialogue between two artists who are primarily concerned with space and color, and with how these aspects of sculptural work affect light on a surface.

The Journal
The Journal, Entry no. 29/Fall 2010
The Journal
Phil Grauer interviews Sarah Braman Fall 2010

One day, while tinkering around art school I was given the task of meeting with a young woman and convincing her to join our graduate program. 

Art in America
Stephen Maine
Art in America
Sarah Braman Museum 52 January 2008

Though she is well known among habitués of the Lower East Side, sculptor Sarah Braman is no city slicker.