Promised Land is a mixed media installation of various handmade and readymade objects in a carpeted, painted gallery.
The artist states, “My artwork is concerned with the status of objects and making, with particular attention to the significances of making by hand in the contemporary moment. I’m motivated by curiosity, enchantment, and a sense of desperate optimism in the face of the ferocious disconnection that characterizes daily life in post-industrial America. The works I make are often a bit absurd or somehow untrustworthy while also generous in their own ways. I prefer to make problems, not solutions.”
Zoë Sheehan Saldaña was born in Massachusetts in 1973 and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. She studied at Oberlin College (B.A., 1994), the Rochester Institute of Technology (M.F.A., 1998), and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2000). Her solo exhibitions include Ersatz at Steve Turner Contemporary (Los Angeles, CA) and Meanwhile at Light Work (Syracuse, NY). Sheehan’s work has been included in curated group exhibitions, both in the United States and internationally. She is a Professor at Baruch College in New York City.
Artist’s website: http://www.zoesheehan.com
Image: Anchor, 2014