archival inkjet print + bound volume
print: 8 1/2 in. x 11 in.; volume 8 1/2 in.x 11 in. x 1/4 in., 104 pages, b&w, softbound
Sarah Vogwill's recent prints tease a frenetic abstraction out of girlie magazine centerfolds. She has used as a starting point the iconic December 1953 Playboy magazine cover of Marilyn Monroe. But coupled with this modified portrait of the oft fetishized sex symbol, Vogwill has added an even more intimate portrait. Bound in a Playboy magazine sized softcover book are the FBI's complete files on Monroe obtained thanks to the Freedom of Information Act. Signed and numbered
Sarah Vogwill is an artist and graphic designer living and working in Brooklyn, NY since 1990. She received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program. Vogwill has exhibited at Momenta Art, Brooklyn Public Library, Art Resources Transfer, and The Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, and has been included in group exhibitions at PS1, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Artists Space, and several other venues in NYC. She has been awarded residencies at Atlantic Center for the Arts, Hambidge Center, and Banff Centre for the Arts.Her website is: sarahvogwill.com.