Looking at nature though images that hone in on its frailty and ecological susceptibility, my work circulates around different notions of architecture, design and art and their synthesis with images of the "natural". "Watching The Wolfman..." is a video shot entirely in hte Bronx zoo. The imagery gives little to betray its source, and gazes at the synthesizing of the natural world with structures that are meticulously fabricated. Taking an experience of visiting the zoo that is both highly generic and personal, Wolfman documents a reconstructed world that stands in for one slowly disappearing. In Olive Glove stage-like vignettes are pried open within a pristine natural setting that has undergone a dye-job and turned on its head, peeling off different elements of the moving image.
Sari Carel received her MFA from Hunter College, NY in 2001 and her BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem in 1996. Her work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and venues such as Artists Space, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, Gavin Brown's Enterprise and Dumbo Arts Festival in New York, and Tavi Dresdner and The Heder Gallery in Tel Aviv. Most recently she has received grants and residency fellowships from Bundanon Trust, Australia, Atlantic Center for the Arts,Florida, and Socrates Sculpture Park, NY.