Gathering Space

Workhouse Arts Center, Building W-16

McGuireWoods Gallery Art Lab

9601 Ox Road, Lorton, Virginia 22079

Gallery Hours: Wed – Sat 11am – 6pm and Sunday 12pm – 5pm


Ongoing fiber installation at Lorton Workhouse

January 3, 2014 - January 31, 2014

In this ongoing piece I am knitting using my arms. When I am knitting I feel with each stitch I am gathering emotions, time, and space. With the expanse created through the knitting I am shaping an environment with my arms that is expanding outward. Throughout the month I will be working at the McGuireWoods Gallery Art Lab to continue working on the space and constructing it to an unknown end.

Working on my piece "Gathering Space" at Workhouse in Lorton.

In this exhibit I am filling, occupying, and manipulating the gallery space in a previously unexplored way for me. Having worked mostly within two-dimensional media, creating a three-dimensional manifestation is an appealing new experience. Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, I attended and received my Bachelors of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. I am currently enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts program at George Mason University. 

CURATOR STATEMENT: Steven Skowron, MFA Candidate at George Mason University

Sarah Zuckerman’s work has been expressing itself through monoprints, where ink is applied to acrylic plates and printed onto various types of paper. The images, marks, and colors all reflect an extension of emotions being expressed through her mark making. In the art lab Sarah is creating an environment where her mark making becomes released from a singular plane to a three dimensional space. Emotions and feeling are expressed through material, yarn in this case. The yarn is hung and placed in ways that express a looking in/out/through experience. You are invited to enter the space, experience it and draw associations from it. We can observe the remnants of her actions as well as witness the act of making, hanging, forming, and observing an outward act of processing how we can feel within.