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three women in flames telling secrets - vintage style Real Estate Collages - art by Sarah Zar

Real Estate Collages

Wherein human dwellings transfer themselves onto unattainable canvases, and and dance away into the past with their sisters. click here to view more collages.

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Historic Manscapes 5, a Sarah Zar collage

Historic Manscapes

These Historic Manned-Scape collages exist as a limited edition series of prints. Featured in I Paint My Mind, August 2015. Read the full interview with Evan La Ruffa here: THE PERFECTLY MOODY COLLAGES, PAINTINGS, & PHOTOGRAPHY OF BROOKLYN’S SARAH ZAR Or, click here to view more collages.

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Shadow Static - a Sarah Zar collage- bllack and white woman with door in her head, behind the ear

Deportment of the Interior

Cultural commemoration collages from the “Deportment of the Interior” series. Featured in I Paint My Mind, August 2015. Read the full interview with Evan La Ruffa here: THE PERFECTLY MOODY COLLAGES, PAINTINGS, & PHOTOGRAPHY OF BROOKLYN’S SARAH ZAR click here to view more collages.

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A tangled house horse spaceship flying at night - red collage art by Sarah Zar

At Night The Clouds Are Forgotten

6 ‘time lapse’ collages.  The scene: where quantum entanglements and converging fields go to have a nice cup of tea and brush each Other’s hair. click here to view more collages.

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A blue monotone landscape oil painting by Sarah Zar. People with houses for heads enter the water near a house on a cliff, in San Francisco, California.

Nomads On The Shore

For a solo show at Afterhours, Toronto.   NOMADS ON THE SHORE An affinity for the times between actions, the moments before and after irreversible change… these fragments of illusory stillness, just before everything shatters into action… this affinity is the ghost of inherited memory. I revel in the aloofness of my perch, the idea …

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Hurricane Woman opening chest blue Sarah Zar oil portrait water paintings


Lonely paintings waiting for connections. They come here to meet up, mix, and re-contextualize each other. Some stay here, eternally single, never quite finding anything to hold onto, some have more luck. When they make a meaningful connection, they often run off together, leaving this gallery of lost souls. If they have really good chemistry, …

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woman golfer swinging butterfly net - Sarah Zar oil paintings - The Withing in the Woods Series

The Withing In The Woods

This collection is comprised of paper, oil paint, recycled woods, and the occasional antique hand-hewn nail. The frames were the result of a collaboration with Man From The Woods. click here to view more paintings.

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The Long Grain of Sleep

The photographs in this series were taken between 1999 and 2005 with an old 35mm camera Zar’s grandfather used to take pictures of orphans he and his wife rescued after WWII. After being developed, they were lost in an unnoticed flood (the pictures, not the orphans), until the well of weather-water was discovered, and they …

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An orange and green oil painting on wood of two headless schoolgirls walking in the forest. Fire Paintings by Sarah Zar.

The Well-Diggers’ Triptych

A piece written about this show by the juror: DRINK FROM THE RIVER OF NOWHERE By Nato Thompson I sat drinking and did not notice the dusk, Till falling petals filled the folds of my dress. Drunken I rose and walked to the moonlit stream; The birds were gone, and men also few. – Li …

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Visitations-portrait-detail Sarah Zar


Measurements unknown, due to non-existence. These 35mm black and white photographs are all lost. The negatives were destroyed in a flood. No known prints remain.

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black and white photograph of a woman, artist Sarah Zar, in a room full of branches.


Lady of the Brambles was an interactive installation/ performance for the VESTUARY OPERATICS show in Saint Anthony’s Cathedral, Albany, NY, 2007. VESTUARY OPERATICS was curated by Ryder Cooley and Michael Oatman on behalf of the Grand Street Community Arts Center, and made possible by the generous support and vision of Jeff Root and Emily Collins.  Albany, NY “This …

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Brooklyn musical saw player Sarah Zar

Lost Circus

  Press “Take a Tim Burton film. Now make it darker (if possible) and sexier (yes, please)…in a stroke of maniacal genius… bringing steampunk fantasy to life” – The Village Voice “A late-night extravaganza…where the big top and cabaret collide” – The New York Post. “Grown-ups can mingle with fire-breathers and live out their big …

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The New Or Times Sarah Zar collage

The New Or Times

My generation’s expectations have been shaped by the incredible books and print media of the past, but our future has been digitized. Leaving The Forest reflects on the disparity between our pre-digital cultural expectations and our romanticism of a ‘place’ that no longer exists as it once did. Like The New York Times, the lifespan …

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