Sarah Sargent: Artists’ Statements

June/6/13:   Firnew

Photo: John Berry

Virginia Living art columnist, novelist and former gallery curator Sarah Sargent is a self-proclaimed seeker of the “strange and startling” in contemporary art. We talked to the Wellesley and Columbia-educated art historian—who wrote about conceptual folk artist and “punkster” Steve Keene in our October issue—to pick her brain about contemporary art in Virginia. Whip-smart and witty, this talented writer calls ‘em as she sees ‘em, and, as we found out, what she sees is a burgeoning statewide art scene.