Sarah McEwan currently features in the window gallery at Western Riverina Arts.
McEwan is a core member of The CAD Factory, which began as an underground warehouse space in Sydney during 2005 and relocated to the remote location of Birrego in August 2010. Since then The CAD Factory have developed a variety of artistic projects in the region.
McEwan’s work is the visual exploration of these questions with reference to the self and the way identity is formed. A striking feature of these self-portraits is the fact that each figure contains no face. The face has been cut out and replaced with black threads. By eliminating the feature that identifies you, the strategy interrupts the notions of beauty and being defined by your physical features. The external falls away and the internal thoughts are left exposed where the private becomes public. The works become portraits of interior landscapes.
See Remapping the Self in the window gallery at Western Riverina Arts during September.