Sara Ludy Place artwork
Sara Ludy, Place, detail, 2014

Sara Ludy – Place

5 September – 1 November 2014


The Composing Rooms are pleased to present their first exclusively online exhibition 'Place' by Sara Ludy. 'Place' explores an interest in the collapsing and overlapping between the digital and physical, especially in relation to the psychological.

At the core of the exhibition are a collection of artefacts, made by Ludy that suggest places which are ambiguous to such categorisation. Falling into three sections: 'Postcards', 'Tours' and 'Beaches', her works collapse differentiations of real or not, entering a stranger space of the imaginary, or even spiritual.

Much of Ludy's work involves an interest in the obscure corners of the internet and a reinsertion of these into a 'daily stream'. She often documents vacant architecture, or settings which resonate a certain familiarity. The overwhelming mass of content on the internet is analogous to the ordinary, yet in its algorithmically accessible form, the ordinary can appear uncanny.

Sara Ludy, 1980, USA. Solo exhibitions include; Dream House – Ditch Projects, Oregon [2014]; SPHERES 1–20 – Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York [2013]; Rooms – [2012] and Walkthroughs – [2011]. Group exhibitions include; ULO: Part 1, Interstate Projects, New York; Synthetische Vernünftig – LEAP; Berlin; The New Romantics – Eyebeam, New York; Full Screen – xpo gallery, Paris [all 2014]; WALLPAPERS – The Sunday Painter, London and New Forms Festival; Vancouver [both 2012]; PostPictures – bitforms, New York; New Aesthetics: Constancy of the Internal Principle – National Centre for Contemporary Arts; Yekaterinburg, Russia; The 5th Dimension, Ricou Gallery; Brussels; #SVAES – Postmasters Gallery, New York; DVD DEAD DROP Vol. 5 – Museum of Moving Image, New York [all 2013]; Random Rotations, The Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley and The Armory Show – Rhizome at The New Museum, New York [both 2011].

Ludy graduated in 2003 with a BFA in New Media and presidential scholarship from School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Sara Ludy artwork
Sara Ludy, Place, 2014