Monday, March 25, 2013

STOWE: Clark Derbes and Sarah Horne at West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park

First Gala Reception and Exhibition of 2013 
Saturday, March 30th from 6 - 8:30pm 
West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Center
On Exhibit: March 30th - May 12, 2013

Clark Derbes and Sarah Horne

A gallery talk will be given by Rachel Moore, Assistant Director and Curator at Helen Day Art Center.
Burlington artist, Clarke Derbes, challenges our perceptions with each shape-shifting wood sculpture.  Using wood from trees recently fallen or being cut, Derbes finds the lifeline in each piece and accentuates it, as in “Greg,” sculpted from the last Elm tree felled on UVM's campus. Bright interplays of color accentuate angled planes to blur the line between two and three dimensions. 

Sarah Horne’s energetic graphite and charcoal works on paper know no boundaries. With gestural lines and rhythmic marks, each drawing suggests the wildness found in all seasons. Horne’s abstract depictions of the fleeting dance of wild grasses, wet winding rivulets on walking trails, and wind on water awaken the exuberance we feel with the coming of spring.

Music by Tritium Well's Bobby Farlice-Rubio, and catering by Susanna's Catering.