Residency Period: 2011
Sarah Trigg is a painter and photographer based in New York. At Cannonball, Trigg will be visiting with Miami-based artists for her project GOLDMINER—an anthropological approach to observing the practices of visual artists. The curiosities surrounding their practices are photographed and archived within the following six categories: MASCOTS, COLLECTED OBJECTS, RITUALS, RESIDUE, MAKESHIFT TOOLS, and HABITAT. The one rule is that the selections can’t be a direct representation of the artist’s work. In her documentation, she also steers away from typical portraits of the artist or general views of their workspaces.
To date, the project includes over 100 artists in the US and abroad including Jim Shaw, Tauba Auerbach, Dana Schutz, Peter Halley, Jonah Freeman, Ana Gallardo, Matias Duville and Diana Al-Hadid. The intention is to provide alternative approaches to understanding contemporary art and a platform for artists to share aspects of their practices that would otherwise remain unseen. So far, she has visited with artists in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Buenos Aires, and Berlin among others. The project is internationally-focused, and she will be continuing to organize trips to more locations within the US and abroad.
To learn more about the project, the complete list of artists involved, and a selection of artist pages posted to date, please visit the GOLDMINER