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Sarah Braman: Finding Room
On view July 30, 2022 – March 19, 2023
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff & Buffalo AKG Art Museum
Derby, New York

Situated on and within Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff, “Finding Room” places Sarah Braman’s work in conversation with an architectural masterpiece. In their practices, Wright and Braman explore the relationship of nature and found elements to human-made objects, drawing attention to lived experience with deceivingly simple formal gestures.

Wright combined precast concrete, glass, and wood to create the intricate details of the Prairie Style architecture that became his legacy, and Braman uses the same materials to create forms that revere commonly overlooked aspects of daily life. The interaction between natural and human-made materials, and perhaps especially, the dialogue between light and glass, is a springboard for both artists.

“Finding Room” is the first collaboration between the Curatorial and Public Art departments to take place outside of the Buffalo AKG Art Museum campus. The exhibition will open July 30, 2022. The interior works will remain on view through March 19, 2023, and the outdoor works until October 1, 2023.

[Image: Works by Sarah Braman (American, born 1970): (left) Paula, 2018. Wood, glass, and chair. 43 × 23 3/4 × 24 1/4 in (109.2 × 60.3 × 61.6 cm); Day Trip, 2018. Precast concrete, steel, glass, 80 x 80 x 72 inches (203.2 x 203.2 x 182.9 cm). Both works courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York. © Sarah Braman]