Doing It For Ourselves
NARS is pleased to present Doing It For Ourselves, by Sarah G. Sharp. Doing It For Ourselves explores
themes found in underground feminist publications from the early 1970’s that still resonate 50 years
later. DIY instructions for women’s healthcare, taking up arms and learning to shoot, and video and
Cable TV as tools for radicalization are explored through traditionally domestic forms like quilting,
embroidery and wallpaper. Doing It For Ourselves includes an Augmented Reality application that
reveals layers of related imagery, video, and sound.
Sarah G. Sharp is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores land, identity, craft and new
technologies. She has exhibited nationally at museums, galleries and art fairs, including The Aldrich
Museum, The Hudson Valley Museum of Contemporary Art, Field Projects Gallery, LMAK Gallery and
Spring Break Art Show. She is the recipient of a Getty Library Research Grant, Brooklyn Arts Council
Grant, Bronx Museum AIM Fellowship and residencies at the MoCA Tucson, The Textile Arts Center in
NY, among others. Sarah is the founder of the Tool Book Project, a biennial publication for artists to
share their work while raising funds for social and environmental justice groups. Sarah is an Assistant
Professor at University of Maryland, Baltimore County and teaches in The MFA in Art Practice program
at School of Visual Arts in NY. Sarah lives and works in Brooklyn and Baltimore.