Gabrielle Sanson's work centers on impressions of the psychic and emotional complex that stems from living in a socially and politically fraught landscape. With this, she examines subjectivity as it emerges and develops in the seclusion of domestic life. Through painting and sculpture, her practice is driven by the potential to map the nodes where memory, conventionality, and hindsight intersect. Working from personal experience outward to a body of global concerns, she engages the domestic milieu and the objects of interiors as both tangible and conceptual material.
At the window (after Westerik), 2020, oil on canvas, 33.4 x 39.3 in.
Guard hut, 2019, oil and acrylic on canvas, nails, 52 x 40.6 cm
Burglar bar, 2019, wood, 85.4 x 60 in.
Virginia, 2020, oil on canvas, 20.8 x 15.7 in.
The function of forgetting, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas, nails, 53.9 x 71.3 in.
No title, 2019, wood, 292 x 17.5 x 3 cm; 292 x 18.5 x 3.2 cm.
Vernacular, 2020, carved soap, 3.6 x 1.9 x 0.5 in.
Neighbours, 2019, wood, plexiglass, ceramic vessels, plastic tubes, plants and other media, dimensions variable