Meet Star Liana York at Sorrel Sky Gallery during First Thursday Art Walk

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New Mexico artist brings the outdoors inside in latest exhibit in Durango

"Virgin Spring" By Star Liana York

Star has a wonderful idea for this show to set her new pieces in a beautiful garden setting and each of our galleries is going to be transformed by her art and the fantastic foliage... -Shanan Campbell Wells

On July 2 during First Thursday Art Walk, Sorrel Sky Gallery will spotlight the sculpture of New Mexico artist Star Liana York, who will be present at the gallery to meet the public. York, who has shown at Sorrel Sky for many years, has been named by Southwest Art magazine as one of the 30 most influential artists of today.

For the July event, Star’s bronze sculptures will be presented in a unique indoor setting surrounded by foliage and greenery to highlight how the sculptures might look presented outdoors. Her bronze sculptures are on display outdoors in many public spaces throughout the West.

“It should be fun to show people how sculpture can be expanded to be shown outdoors so they don’t have to necessarily show it in their houses. Small patios and intimate outdoor spaces can lend more focus to those outdoor areas and give them the feel of a sanctuary,” York said of the unique show.

The Maryland native has lived in Abiquiu about 30 miles north of Santa Fe for the last 20 years and has become renowned for her life-size bronze works depicting wildlife and American Indian imagery. She said the Southwestern climate is ideal for outdoor bronze sculpture, as the patinas stand up well over time to the drier climes of the region.

Sorrel Sky Gallery owner Shanan Campbell Wells has no reservations about transforming her Santa Fe and Durango galleries to make Star’s creations feel a bit more at home.
“Star has a wonderful idea for this show to set her new pieces in a beautiful garden setting and each of our galleries is going to be transformed by her art and the fantastic foliage,” Wells said.

Sorrel Sky Gallery’s fresh approach to Western art presents a select collection of contemporary and traditional fine art and jewelry for the discerning collector. Sorrel Sky Gallery was founded in Durango, CO in 2002 and opened its Santa Fe, NM location in 2014. It represents over 60 painters, sculptors and jewelers including bronze artist Star Liana York, painter Billy Schenck, and Ben Nighthorse, among others.

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