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Sara Hubbs

Tucson, Arizona

Artist Statement

My work is grounded in both formal materiality and relational experiences, looking at concepts of care, intimacy and temporality. The source materials are embedded with meaning, and transform across various processes and situational placements echoing the constant re-arranging of self in relationship to others. Influenced by my experience as mother and daughter, the work often references the doubling or folding of time, identity and value.

I look at the relationship between inanimate objects and the human. Working within the framework of assemblage, I look for the traces left by objects, specifically the shapes of discarded toy and product packaging and containers that no longer contain. The glass sculptures combine bodily forms with these vacuum-formed plastic containers. They are replicated in plaster mold form and finally undergo another transformation when glass is blown into the interior of the mold. The glass vessels are central to my ever shifting installations and are vulnerable, resilient, and ultimately require a sense of carefulness and protection. Their situational placement on faux fur rugs, keychains, plastic tags, aquarium sand and plant material offer a place of sustenance and support.

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Artist Biography

Sara completed a BFA in Painting at Arizona State University and an MFA in Visual Art at The George Washington University where she received the Morris Louis Fellowship. Her work has been included in group shows at the Ex-Teresa Arte Cultural in Mexico City, The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, The Castle Gallery at the College of New Rochelle, NY, Everybody in Tucson, AZ and The Tucson Museum of Art. She attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and at The Cooper Union. In 2019, Sara received a Research and Development Grant from The Arizona Commission on the Arts.

Sara was a founding member of the Stew-dio Visit Artist Collective, a 2018 recipient of a stART Mini Grant from the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona. Sara also founded and operates Millville Artist Studios and lives with her partner and child in Tucson, AZ.



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