Concurrent exhibitions, Where the Spirits Take Me, ceremonial wood and mixed media sculptures by Ida Trusch and Expect Miracles, mixed media assemblages by Sharon Zarambo, will run January 13-February 18, 2017. The opening reception is January 13, 5-7pm, with gallery talks at 6pm.
Although Trusch and Zarambo were not known to each other prior to the Art Center’s concurrent scheduling, the two exhibits together make for an especially powerful and provocative display. There is a serendipitous dialog between the works of the two artists. Although process and materials are different for each, both exhibitions originate from highly skilled, experienced artists. Works are multi-layered, figuratively and literally, and have the capacity to touch the spirit of the viewer.
Ida Trusch, Artist’s Statement
I look, search, and heed to my heritage, carrying the undeniable influence of my family’s passage. and the magic of two worlds that define me. My journey continues with exploration, challenge, and awe of what is present in my path. My art serves to pay homage to what I have learned and what I have yet to learn.
All things in life are connected. The nature of art seems to have followed me, and my pursuit of it, throughout my life. It is always there to sustain me to nourish and enrich my life. I feel privileged to have been granted this special gift to cherish and anchor my spiritual well being; sharing this gift seems the natural thing to do. It is our choice whether or not to recognize the message.
“If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come.” Arapaho proverb
Sharon Zarambo, Artist’s Statement
Sharon Zarambo creates works of mixed media, assembling images, color and found artifacts to produce a rich, dense, textured surface. Both whimsical and profound, her images compel us to re-imagine our reality. Employing strong artistic elements, form, line, color and movement, she consistently yields fascinating and joyful works of art.