Equinox Village Gallery and Memory Lane

Pat and Epilogue 14

On Friday, November 18 the Gallery at Equinox Village, Manchester Center VT hosted an opening of Pat Musick’s artwork. Included were three groups of works from the 1990’s.

Twenty small works on paper, entitled Fossils, from 1998 were inspired by walks she took along the Kings River in Arkansas. Musick would stop and pick up a beach stone and almost any one at random would contain a fossil dating 350 million years ago. “It is humbling to hold 350 million years in your hand”, Musick says.

Also seen were two sculptures from her “Gods and Goddesses”series. Made of shaped canvas, painted with acrylic and containing wood, stone and steel, from 1996, they reflect the artist’s interest in the myths of ancient cultures.

The third series is the “Epilogue”, 1992,  represented in this exhibit by a wall sculpture and four large drawings that tell of the aftermath of an environmental disaster such as a fire or hurricane. A year after such an event, Musick watched new growth emerge from the forest floor, more beautiful than what existed before.

Reception in the Gallery

Pat is excited for an opportunity to have the community see “where she comes from” artistically and to know a part of her past. More of her work can be seen at CAMUS Incorporated, Fine Art in Sunderland, VT by appointment. 802-362-4273.

 

 

About Pat Musick

For all of my life (since I was four), I have made art. Using my hands to create artwork is a privilege and a joy. If the art has a sense of peace...a zen feeling, then I have succeeded in my desire to make work that is harmonious and whole. In order to achieve that goal, the art must be experienced. This website will provide that encounter and introduces you to my sculpture, paintings and drawings that span a forty year period. You will be able to see from whence I came, the changes over time and where I am going today. There has been much growth. I began as a painter and transitioned to wall sculpture, then free standing works. Over the years, I have retained my interest in two dimensions by making works on paper. The art moved from expressionistic to abstract to conceptual and has undergone a steady reduction to simpler elements and media. The materials I use are stone, steel, wood, canvas and kozo paper and beeswax. Stone, wood, and beeswax reflect the natural world and steel, canvas and paper, the human. My artistic goal is to express the relationship between mankind and the environment and the tensions we exert upon each other. I search for resolution and reconciliation. I find it in the process of rebirth and renewal. From the natural world process of regeneration, I have learned that from adversity comes the chance for new beginnings. I make both large and small, indoor and outdoor sculpture and works on paper. My work is represented in the permanent collections of over fifty museums and public spaces in the country. I have MA and PhD degrees from Cornell University and I am the author of four books. I am represented by MK Fine Arts, Andover, New Hampshire, West Branch Gallery, Stowe, Vermont, Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont and in the Fall, 2011 The Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Massachusetts.
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