Ruby City

Ruby City

SARAH CHARLESWORTH

Sarah Charlesworth (b. 1947, East Orange, New Jersey, d. 2013) is known for her artwork that examines the role that photographic images play in contemporary culture – as coded forms of representation, symbols and as icons. Charlesworth’s works in the series titled 0 + 1 test the threshold of visual perception. White Buddhas are set against a white background, and the scene is filled with bright light so that only the finest edge reveals the form. Rather than seeing sharp distinct objects, viewers are presented with quiet and subtle images that demand focused attention. Linda Pace admired the Buddha as an object, collected them and sometimes used them in her own artwork.

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