sarah goetz is an artist striving to grow a language of spatial desires through sculptural installation, moving-image, and drawing/painting. Two spatial desires that she deals with are open spaces of potential and close (not closed) spaces of intimacy. After personal experiences with both agoraphobia and claustrophobia, sarah began to examine how physiological reactions to open & close space are connected to psychological desires for safety & freedom. sarah questions the conditions for human change over time through her exploration of how humans inhabit and desire open & close spaces. sarah has lived in both open & close landscapes; growing up under empty skies of Oklahoma and living among the dense foliage of North Carolina.

Since receiving her undergraduate degree in making|thinking art from Duke University in 2011, sarah has continued her evolution through paintings, drawings, moving images, and installations that have been seen at The Carrack Modern Art, the Elsewhere Museum, The ArtsCenter, The Durham Art Guild, Manbites Dog Theater, and Mercury Studio. sarah also holds a position as a multi-media consultant and researcher in the department of Art, Art History, & Visual Studies and the Visual & Interactive Systems group at Duke University.

this website is currently under construction, to check out sarah’s recent work, see her Instagram

sarah regularly posts on Instagram @sarahvgoetz , which shows up on her Twitter @sarahvgoetz and Tumblr

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