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John Steven Gurney

A view of some of the new exhibit at the Crowell Art Gallery, “Tangled Roots Rising,” Kathie Gatto-Gurney's installation of ceramic sculptures at the Newfane gallery.

The Arts

Ceramic sculpture is featured at Crowell Art Gallery

Originally published in The Commons issue #425 (Wednesday, September 13, 2017). This story appeared on page B3.



NEWFANE—An installation of ceramic Sculptures by Kathie Gatto-Gurney, “Tangled Roots Rising,” will be on exhibit through the month of September at the Crowell Gallery at Moore Free Library, 23 West St.

These tangled branches and interwoven grotto-like clay sculptures, ranging from one to four feet high, were inspired by Gatto-Gurney’s childhood moments spent in silence alongside Catholic statues, according to a news release.

Gatto-Gurney’s work as a ceramic sculptor is influenced by her experience as a dancer. She said her goal is to translate fluid motion into solid form, so that it bends and twists from all perspectives. She considers the positive and negative spaces and allows the intuitive process to guide her discoveries. Her process seeks to find the aliveness between something improvisational and something composed.

The public is welcome to view the exhibit during regular library hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 1 to 5 p.m., Thursdays 2 to 7 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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