"Lifeblood and Sunspots" opens October 20, 2006 at Simon's Rock
Sculptor in Residence and Professor of Art Terry L. H. Slade will exhibit recent work in a unique solo installation entitled "Lifeblood and Sunspots" at the Daniel Arts Center at Simon's Rock College in Great Barrington, MA. The exhibition includes sculptures from the series "Lifeblood," fused glass from the "Sunspots" series, and drawings from both series.
The exhibit will be on view October 20 through December 22, 2006. Slade will present an artist's talk at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 20, just prior to the opening reception, which runs from 5-7 p.m.
The "Lifeblood" sculptures, produced in the summer of 2006, were inspired by Slade's interest in the origins of life and pre-historic civilizations. The sculptures, made of cast bronze, wood, steel, and glass, are reminiscent in form of the exploding branching system common in nature and explore the similarities between the micro and macro world.
The exhibition also includes an installation titled "Sunspots," first exhibited at the 55 Mercer Gallery in New York City in 2005. This installation is composed of approximately 50 fused glass discs ranging in size from 12'' to 20'' in diameter, suspended by a single line. The effect is an ever-changing, colorscape of light and pattern activating the environment with movement and life. The concentric ring pattern of the individual glass pieces was inspired by mysterious rock carvings made by pre-historic civilizations in Scotland and throughout Europe. Slade has received numerous Hartwick College Faculty Research Grants, which have assisted him for on-site research of the monuments of pre-history throughout Scotland.
Slade has coordinated Hartwick's sculpture program since 1983. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, with solo exhibitions in New York City, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Albany, and Memphis. He has also exhibited in group exhibitions in France, Italy, Great Britain, and Japan. His work is represented in numerous private collections, including a recently completed site-specific sculpture for Golden Artist Colors in New Berlin, NY.