Star Liana York, “Echo in the Canyon,” bronze, 35 x 37 x 21 in. © Sorrel Sky Gallery

Have you ever thought about the connections between humans, animals, and conceptions of divinity? A talented sculptor took up this challenge for a solo exhibition this summer that merits your consideration.

Opening June 2 and continuing through the month, Sorrel Sky Gallery in Durango, Colorado, will present several new sculptures by the renowned artist Star Liana York. Titled “Bridging Worlds — Human, Animal, Divine,” York’s mesmerizing bronzes tell compelling stories of life and discovery.

Although the artist finds creative interest in people, animals, and the environment of the Southwest, “For Star, inspiration is drawn from the world as a whole,” the gallery reports. “From history, the present day and future expectations; deepening her understanding through patient observation, attentive listening, and then accepting what her surrounds are saying. As she assimilates, she creates bridges between worlds. Bridging the worlds between the human, the animal, the divine.”

In her own words, York suggests, “When a character emerges from a work I am sculpting, I feel touched at a deeply intimate, subconscious level. It is the essence in a work of art that makes it intensely personal and entirely universal at the same time.”

Sorrel Sky Gallery will host an opening reception on June 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. To learn more, visit Sorrel Sky Gallery.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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