Gallery artists open the new year with art that reflects Ithaca’s past and present. State of the Art will celebrate Tompkins County Bicentennial with half of our artists having shown their work in January, and the other half in February.
This month’s artists: Eva Capobianco, Gurdon Brewster, Daniel McPheeters, Jane Dennis, Janet Sherman, Margaret Reed, Margy Nelson , Shirley Hogg , Erin Deneuville , Barbara Mink , Patty Porter , Connie Zehr , Stan Bowman, Mary Ann Bowman
Gurdon Brewster’s show features a larger than life size bronze sculpture of Miriam, the prophet and sister of Moses, who is dancing with a tambourine. Six other new sculptures will be shown in the show along with sculptures made in the recent past. A number of these sculptures reflect human struggle for liberation and a number celebrate life in the form of dance. Through his sculptures he has confronted the pain of war, felt the exuberance of dancing and been moved by the mysterious power of the sacred. He has been working in sculpture since high school and now, retired, he finds that he is only gaining in his creative energy. He likes to say that he leans on the gift of the muse, the gift of Spirit energy, and the gift of the creativity of the angels. He is inspired, uplifted and transformed by his sculpture.
Gurdon Brewster will give a talk entitled, “Miriam and the Feminine Image”, on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 3 pm at SOAG.
He will show a video of the casting process of transforming the clay figure into the bronze figure, on Friday, Nov. 18, 7-8:30 pm at SOAG.