Sarah Kabot is a Cleveland-based artist from Royal Oak, Michigan. Through close reproduction and manipulation of an object, her work calls into question the significance of that object and emphasizes the shift between original and reproduction, becoming an embodied double-take. Kabot’s solo exhibitions include (solo) 21st Street Projects, New York City (2012); Unfolding Space, Akron Art Museum, Akron (2011) and One by One, Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn (2008). Her group exhibitions include Furniture, Invisible Exports, New York City (2012); Extended Drawing, Tegnerforbundet, Oslo (2011); Eye Spy, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem (2010); and Workspace Exhibition, Dieu Donne, New York City (2009).
Kabot has been awarded residencies by Headlands Center for the Arts (2012), Sculpture Space (2009), Swarm Gallery (2009), and Dieu Donne Papermill (2009). She received an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council (2011). Kabot’s publications include Sculpture Magazine, The New York Times, and Drawing Papers 84: Apparently Invisible. She received her M.F.A. from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and her B.F.A. from the University of Michigan.
During her Swing Space residency at Governors Island, Kabot will draw on the relationship between the aging military architecture present on the island and the erosion of those structures caused by the encroaching natural environment to create drawings, sculpture and an installation.
Image credit: courtesy of the artist