Saturday, April 21, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: Tabbatha Henry and Sage Tucker-Ketcham at Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne and Select Design in Burlington

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery will be presenting  
TWO/ Tabbatha Henry and Sage Tucker-Ketcham: Two Artists, Two Locations, Two Mediums

One part of the exhibit will take place at Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, May 4-June 5, with an opening reception on Friday May 4, 6-8 p.m.

There will also be a concurrent exhibit of larger work by the two artists at Select Design,  208 Flynn Ave # 1A  Burlington, (802) 864-9075. This will be showing May 4-June 30, with an opening reception on Friday May 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Tabbatha Henry is a ceramic artist based in Vermont.  Having worked with clay for 20 years, she has chosen porcelain as her medium, designing and creating objects inspired by the landscape she inhabits. Her  sculpture has been exhibited and installed internationally. "I am continuously inspired by the Vermont landscape.  The ever changing seasons, the shifting light and shadows, the patterns and colors, all inform my work. I choose to create objects that reflect the tranquility and beauty I am able to experience only when alone in the woods.  I believe that as humans our lives have become increasingly hectic and separate from nature and her processes.  As such, I am constantly attempting to counteract that disparity.  It is my hope that during someone’s busy day they might find solace, or a place of rest, in the work I create.  Ultimately I hope that in that calm space they gain the ability to find their place in the order of things."

Sage Tucker-Ketcham is a tenth generation Vermonter who has her BFA from Maine College of Art and her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Many of her multi-layered abstractions in mixed media combine subtlety of color and texture with detailed ink drawings reminiscent of tattoo iconography. Others revel in boldness of design and a use of primary color, with a  surface tension that rivets the viewer.

The exhibit is curated by Chris Copley, who is affiliated with Select Design.

Sage Tucker-Ketcham, Painting Pattern,mixed media
Tabbatha Henry, Mountains, ceramic