It’s no secret, SPA is hugely a fan of the sculptural work by Sheryl Zacharia. And suffice it to say, we’re taking delight in watching the career of this 20-year veteran take off to new heights.
Since garnering the unique distinction of becoming the first TASOC (The Art School at Old Church) faculty member to exhibit at their own prestigious Karen Karnes Invitational, to her first one-woman show at Santa Fe’s Patina Gallery (set to open Sept. 21, 2012), Zacharia is keeping very busy. Her most recent exhibit (see below) celebrates one cornerstone that keeps Greenwich House Pottery’s reputation — as a well-known and premier educational institution — standing strong; its faculty.
From a SPA interview “Mendez on Zacharia / Zacharia on Mendez“, a quote by master potter and sculptor, Louis Mendez, on the work of Sheryl Zacharia:
What makes the most immediate impact is the unusual combination of volumes … the rectilinear against the organic, straight against the very curvy, all unified by the textured ridges of a coil-built form. Sheryl’s color — that painted surface — brings a two-dimensional quality that’s almost separate from the three-dimensional form … it enlivens surfaces which could very easily become awkward, stark, or even void if not handled properly.
The Clay Art Guild of the Hampton’s Celadon Gallery features Sheryl Zacharia, Julie Terestman, and Kathy Erteman in Greenwich House Faculty Invitational, on display from June 22 through July 15, at 41 Old Mill Road, Water Mill, NY. (631) 726-2547