Sze, Sarah. Day and Night

Sarah Sze Day 2001-03
Sarah Sze, Day, 2001-03
Sarah Sze, Night, 2001-03
Sarah Sze, Night, 2001-03

Artist: Sarah Sze

Title: Night


Date: 2001-03

Dimensions: 37 1/2″ x 71″

Location in Library: First floor

Media: Offset lithography and silkscreen, works on paper

Owner: The Brooklyn College Library Collection. Purchased with Dormitory Authority of New York Art Acquisition Funds. © Sarah Sze


In both Day and Night a fantasy of miscellany is set free from function and gravity. In these exuberant prints, screened lines seem to propel and control the planets, buildings, architectural details, helicopters, signs, and satellite objects that swirl across the paper. Using dozens of layers of lithography and silkscreen, Sze creates an explosion of colors, forms, and light. There is an initial impression of chaos but there is also an inherent underlying composition. Although she begins with preliminary sketches, Sze describes her creative process as “improvisational, like jazz.”

Related Websites
Sarah Sze’s Website

– Sarah Sze at Gagosian Gallery

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