Sarah Allen Eagen’s artwork examines contemporary notions of beauty, obsession, identity, and intimacy. Inspired by technology, fashion, and the intersection of art and science, her work explores interpersonal relationships in the twenty-first century where intimacy is often replaced with immediacy. This theme has been an undercurrent in her work, as seen in her solo exhibitions Tender: Intimacy in the Digital Age and Anatomy of Desire. These exhibitions explore the sensual, vulnerable, and alienating aspects of the digitization of society. Feed Me Diamonds invites viewers to confront notions of narcissism, consumption, and instant gratification. Eagen’s artwork blurs the lines between artificial and real, comfort and discomfort, seduction and repulsion. In her artwork, made of silk, rubber, glitter, and wax, sensual forms are rendered clinical and are at once vulnerable and erotic.
Sarah Allen Eagen is a New York City-based artist originally from Toronto, Canada. She received her MFA from Parsons the New School of Design in 2013. Eagen has exhibited her work extensively in the United States and Canada. She has had solo exhibitions at Vitrina Gallery (New York, NY), BAU Gallery (Beacon, NY) and Chashama 461 Gallery (New York, NY). Her work has been featured in group exhibitions at The Kitchen (New York City), The Propeller Centre for the Arts (Toronto), the Nuit Blanche Contemporary Art Festival (Toronto) and at The Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto). In 2013, she completed The School of Visual Arts Bio Art Residency, and in 2016 was awarded participation in The Chashama Studio Space Residency in Manhattan.