Tuesday, May 1, 2012

"Familiars" at the Paquette Gallery

With David's help I ticked one more thing off my pre-travel to-do list today: We hung the show! This afternoon we installed Familiars at the Paquette Gallery at the SteamPlant here in Salida. Because I'll be out of town the reception won't be until Friday, June 1, but that doesn't mean you can't stop by and take a look before then.

Another inch to the right, please.
 About the show....

Familiar, n. In European folklore, familiar spirits (“familiars”) are supernatural entities believed to assist witches and cunning folk in their practice of magic.
Salida, Colorado printmaker Sherrie York finds her best relationships develop on foot. Inspired by almost a decade of wandering trails throughout Chaffee County, the woodcuts and linocuts included in “Familiars” represent places and creatures York knows well– and that she likes to believe know her, too.

The natural world is replete with wonders and relief printmaking, whilst not precisely magic, certainly has its moments of mystery and inexplicable surprise. From iconic waterfowl to intricate tangles of fallen leaves, the familiars haunting the Arkansas River valley inspire York to carve a place for herself in the landscape.

2 comments:

Gabrielle said...

I LOVE the theme of your show!

I've been lurking a lot lately rather than commenting but I want to give a tardy congratulations on your NSPS award. That's just wonderful!

Susan Gallacher-Turner and Mike Turner said...

Wonderful theme. And I agree, there's nothing more inspiring than a walk in the woods.