‘Between Earth and Sky’: Sculpture by Molly Sawyer to Open at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art in Augusta, Georgia
‘Between Earth and Sky’ is a new series of figurative and abstract works by North Carolina artist Molly Sawyer which will open Friday, January 20, 2017. A reception will take place between 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the Main Gallery of The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA. The artist will be in attendance. The exhibit will remain open to the public through Friday, February 24, 2017.
This series of Sawyer’s free-standing and wall hung sculpture is a variegated investigation of the emotional spaces of the ‘in between’. The exhibit gives reference to the ocean: that space that floats between the solid below us and the open air above. Sawyer’s sometimes minimalist work seeks to act as a visual narrative of metaphorical expression that connects these waters to the universal sea of human experience.
‘This work is about the negative spaces, the gaps in between that allow for the breath and quietude within our pauses; the spaces that leave room for contemplation.’
Simultaneously opening in the Criel-Harrison Community Gallery is the work of Augusta, GA artist, Lillie Hardy Morris. ‘Heggie’s Rock Revisted’ focuses on the landscape of Heggie’s Rock in Columbia County and will transport the viewer to the barren, lunar-like landscape of this unique geological place through cold wax on canvas.
Founded in 1937 and housed in the historic Nicholas Ware mansion (c. 1818), the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is Augusta’s only independent nonprofit visual arts school and contemporary art gallery. The Institute serves as a showcase for regional, national, and international artists, offering rotating exhibitions of outstanding contemporary artwork year-round.
The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art
506 Telfair St.
Augusta, GA 30901