The Moment - Feb 22, 2020

Balancing Acts in Bronze and Ink: Lisa Gordon and Sherrie York

  • BASALT, Colorado
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  • May 31, 2019

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Lisa Gordon, “Buckaroo II ed 30,” Bronze, 9 x 8 x 5 in
Sherrie York, “Bitty Bird (2),” Hand Painted Linocut, 3 x 5 in

Ann Korologos Gallery presents Balancing Acts in Bronze and Ink, a joint exhibition exploring the concept of balance through works by sculptor Lisa Gordon and printmaker Sherrie York. On view at Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt May 23 through June 25, 2019.

Balancing Acts in Bronze and Ink showcases the juxtaposition of styles and subjects and how both artists explore balance,” shares gallery manager, Caroline Iles. “Lisa Gordon works in three-dimensional bronze sculptures of horses whimsically balanced on objects, while Sherrie York creates detailed works on paper of the delicate birds balancing on branches and flowers she witnesses in nature. While the scale and power of their subjects are incredibly different, both artists play with the balance of these beautiful animals, and reminds us of the joys of life.”

Lisa Gordon was born and raised in Southern California. Gordon earned her MFA from CSU, Fullerton, with a Bachelor degree in sculpture and photography.The pathos seen in Gordon’s sculptures arose from the intrinsic love of caring for her horses and were focused with a new appreciation for life after a viral infection at the age of 24 had Gordon on life support and completely paralyzed. Gordon credits the experience for having focused her and showing that “life is too short to waste.” These powerful creatures in precarious positions are a metaphor for the human experience, demonstrating the balance between having fun and giving life purpose. 

Sherrie York is a Colorado printmaker, painter and draughtswoman who recently moved her studio from Colorado to Maine. York is an accomplished artist with an international reputation for lyrical and expressive works on paper. Having spent time in her 20s conducting research and making scientific observations of the natural world, Sherrie eventually turned her technical eye to the arts, and eventually to linocut printmaking, staying true to her meticulous representations of her observations in the natural world. Her printmaker’s eye is drawn to intricate flora, the interaction of birds with water, and the patterns across land and seascapes.

Lisa Gordon, “Rocken the Trail,” Bronze, 13 x 11 x 4 in

Balancing Acts in Bronze and Ink remains on view through June 25, 2019. For more information, please visit Ann Korologos Gallery at 211 Midland Avenue in Basalt, call  (970) 927-9668 or email  art@korologosgallery.com


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