Sadie Barnette

Look at a Venn diagram. I exist in the space where the circles overlap and layer. Something as simple and geometric as a circle can serve as a tool for identity (de)construction. My work draws on this possibility, allowing simple forms and gestures to present ideas of social chaos, the fragility of being, ecstasy and the impossible. I use drawing, photography, and objects to construct a visual language system out of sub-culture codes and west coast vernacular, economic formalism and abstractions. I activate meaning and power in anonymous faces, signs for nothing, and negative space.