Sharon Kagan VG

Sharon Kagan: The Macro and Micro Factor

Sharon Kagan is an artist who has worked in a range of modes including interactive installations, expressive performances, and inventive drawings. She brings to her work an awareness that art can emerge from deep levels of physicality and feeling, and show us the continuity between personal experience and the wider world. Kagan’s drawings originate in tangible, observable reality, but are not simply renderings. Rather, they start with what can be seen, and go on to conjure a kind of alternate, expanded reality. A drawing begins with the artist knitting hemp string or rope into a loose mass that is then photographed in a way that disorients the viewer. In the black and white drawings, the enlarged photographs have an atmospheric, soft-focus quality that allows us intimate entry into the fibrous interstices of the knitting.