Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Vernissages | Hudson, Sarah Peters @ John Davis Gallery

John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY, is presenting a solo exhibition of sculpture and drawings by Sarah Peters.  It is a show for winter—-muted colors and serious postures.
The black-penned, white papered portraits emanate sternness, zealousness, serious-mindedness.  Drawn from characters in American spiritual movements and separatist sects from colonial days to the 20th century, the images cause us to reflect on the paths that have been followed in bringing us to the present.     Meanwhile, the bronze sculptures present a complementary group.  Principally also black, and many with angled torsos and distorted limbs, these works cause us to ponder the artist’s interpretation of a work’s trajectory from figurative sculpture to a contemporary remaking.

Elizabeth Davis