Visit Masks, Monsters & Monoliths at Montrose’s Archway Gallery

Photo courtesy of Archway Gallery

See the work of steel sculptor Jim Adams and painter Sherry Tseng Hill at Archway Gallery’s Masks, Monsters and Monoliths from Saturday, January 3 through Sunday, February 8, 2015.

Showcasing Hill’s colorful paintings and three-dimensional works such as Striped and Wide-Eyed along with Adams’ sculptures Masks, this exhibit celebrates fanciful creations and faces.

Sculptor Jim Adams

Jim Adams' Masks
Jim Adams’ Masks

Jim Adams began creating steel sculpture in 2007 and immediately began showing his work in group and solo exhibitions. His work has been exhibited in commercial and civic galleries resulting in works placed in private and corporate collections coast to coast and internationally. His work is largely created from scrapped items from industry and infrastructure. This media was something before it became artwork and there is no attempt to deny that. The configurations of this media often drive what the work is to become. The works have a raw, earthy character and range from whimsical spoofs to dramatic abstracts.

Painter Sherry Tseng Hill

Sherry Tseng Hill’s Wide Eyed

Sherry Tseng Hill is fascinated by Masks and cites the Oscar Wilde quote, “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” Throughout history and across many cultures masks have been used to convey diverse ideas from the mundane to the sacred, from practical to ritualistic, from light-hearted to the very serious. Hill uses modern materials to reflect the modern times. She cuts and folds recycled shipping boxes to make the bases, and then build up the masks by layering found objects and colored papers. The use of ephemeral, degradable, recyclable modern materials is a deliberate reflection on the contrast between our modern era’s easily changeable, disposable culture and the underlying, enduring archetypes that shape the human experience.

Opening Reception for Masks, Monsters and Monoliths

A free opening reception kicks off the exhibition on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 5pm to 8pm. Light bites will be served. Hill and Adams will speak about their works at 6:30pm.

Masks, Monsters and Monoliths

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