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Sculptor in Residence Terry Slade Exhibits Sculpture in England

September 4, 2007

Photo of Sunspots sculptureSculptor in Residence and Professor of Art Terry Slade traveled to England earlier this summer to install artwork in the annual ArtDejardin garden sculpture exhibition on the grounds of Wingwell in Wing, Rutland. The seven-acre site features organic flowing walls and hedges, a large wooded area, and a vegetable parterre; crisp lines of paving define the routes throughout the grounds, creating a series of unique spaces for the wide range of sculpture on display. Pictured at left, Slade's sculpture Sunspots makes beautiful use of one of these spaces.

Over the years, Slade's work has included the use of many different media, including found objects, wood, paper, stone, bronze and glass. He produces works ranging in size from small objects to large indoor and outdoor installations, and his primary focus has been on exploring the relationship between humans and the natural world, often using objects from nature, such as sticks, branches, and seedpods, cast in bronze.

More recently, Slade has been researching and documenting ancient monuments, stone circles, burial chambers, etc., throughout the British Isles. His interest in pre-history has resulted in a series of drawings titled "memories of history," as well as numerous sculptures inspired by his research trips in cast bronze and installations in wood and mixed media. In addition to his interest in traditional sculptural materials, Slade has worked with cast, blown, and fused glass since 1992, producing a variety of sculptural, decorative, and functional glass objects.

Slade's work has been exhibited widely throughout the United States, including solo exhibitions in New York City, Rochester, Albany, and Utica, NY; Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, PA; Cleveland, OH; Memphis and Knoxville, TN; and Duxbury and Pittsfield, MA, as well as exhibitions in Japan and Europe. His work is represented in numerous private and public collections in the U.S., Japan, and Europe.

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