SARAH BEDFORD
Enormous Sunsets and Big Breezes

August 16 - 19, 2018
11am - 5pm


The Revelry
204 Upper Main Street
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 16, 5 - 8pm

 

Press Release

Mrs. is proud to announce Enormous Sunsets and Big Breezes, a solo exhibition of new works by Sarah Bedford open, August 16 - August 19, 2018 at The Revelry, in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard.  An opening reception will be held on Thursday, August 16, between 5 - 8pm. This new body of work is based on photographs the artist captured on Martha's Vineyard, incorporating brightly colorful, carefully crafted monoprints and spirited paintings which evoke familiar emotions, commonly conjured by the island.

'It is written in the Book of Usable Minutes
That all things have their center in their dying,
That each is discrete and diaphanous and
Has pointed its prow away from the sand for the next
trillion years.

After that, we may be friends,
Recognizing in each other the precedents that make us
truly social.
Do you hear the wind?  It's not dying
It's singing, weaving a song about the president saluting
the trust,

The past in each of us, until so much memory becomes
an institution,
Through sheer weight, the persistence of it, no,
Not the persistence, that makes it seem a deliberate act
Of duration, much too deliberate for this ingenuous being

Like and era that refuses to come to an end or be born
again.
We need more night for the sky, more blue for the
daylight
That inundates our remarks before we can make them
Taking away a little bit of us each time

To be deposited elsewhere
In the place of our involvement
With the core that brought excessive flowering this year
Of enormous sunsets and big breezes

That left you felling too simple

Like and island just off the shore, one of many, that no one
Notices, though it has a certain function, though an
abstract one
Built to prevent you from being towed to shore.'


-Train Rising out of the Sea, John Ashbury, 1979


Born and raised in Roundup Montana, Sarah Bedford received a BFA from the Cooper Union and attended the Skowhegan Residency Program.  Bedford was a recipient of the National Academy of Design painting award and has also received a Lower East Side Printshop Artist Fellowship.  Bedford has shown regularly with Bellwether Gallery and most recently with Mrs., Maspeth, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York and Deanna Evans Projects, Brooklyn, NY.  This will be her first solo exhibition with Mrs.  Bedford lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

For available works, press inquiries, and additional information, please contact hello@mrsgallery.com.