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Free Artist’s Talk: Terry L. H. Slade
Glass Artist Terry L. H. Slade to give Free Artist’s Talk Thurs. May 11 at 5PM
Cooperstown NY- Terry L. H. Slade, Hartwick College professor of art emeritus, a glass artist renowned for his dramatic, large-scale installations in glass and other materials, will present a free Artist’s Talk Thursday May 11 at 5PM at the Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd, Middlefield. Slade’s work featured in the current two-person exhibition, Color. Immersion. Explosion, offers an intimate look at mesmerizing glass sculptures that includes a grove of life-size glass figurative panels and dramatic small drawings. The main gallery will also be open to view the brightly painted suspended sculptures by visionary self-taught artist Louis Sherry.
Reservations are recommended but not required; please text or call 315-941-9607. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibition will run through Saturday May 20, 11-2, the ‘Finale Day’.
FB and Instagram, @ArtGarageCooperstown, show representative art from the show.
Slade’s colorful works at the Art Garage embody his longtime fascination with numerous microscopic images of germs. However, he noted that “whereas the earlier work was quite playful, during the Pandemic, I, like most people, was faced with the reality of living in a world threatened by a frightening disease, a disease that is even more worrying due to our inability to live in harmony with nature; the work seen here–drawings and glass figures–represents that confrontation.” As he explores the relationship between humans and the natural world, he also noted, “Bodies nestled in the landscape once signified humans living together [in harmony] with nature, but now the body is pierced by inexplicable shards revealing how little we as people have respected and lived in a symbiotic relationship with the Earth. ” Some figures are ghost-like, “as though shattered by the much larger things that human beings now have to worry about.” Slade lives in Schenevus with his wife, art historian and glass bead artist, Fiona DeJardin. He is a retired Hartwick College Professor of Art and Sculptor in Residence. He grew up in Nebraska: its vastness and the vulnerability of the land have influenced his thinking about Earth. For over 20 years, he has also researched ancient monuments, stone circles and burial chambers in the British Isles and Brittany, and has produced many drawings, cast bronze sculptures and installations in wood and mixed media. Slade exhibits frequently, including at the Albany Airport (2019 ) where he exhibited Orbit, an installation of glass and drawings. In 2016 he created a commissioned piece, Dreams and Apparitions, for the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute (Utica), subtitled, A Mantra for the Survival of the Earth. He has also exhibited at CANO, Oneonta, Stone Quarry Art Park, Cazenovia and the Smithy, where he will be showcasing a large body of work this summer in an evolving solo exhibition in the Third Floor Gallery. His work is in many public and private collections in the US, Europe and Japan.
The Art Garage is open Saturdays 11-2 and always daily with a text or call: 315-941-9607. For further information please contact the Art Garage at email@example.com, text 315-941-9607 or call 607-547-5327.