From a Sister’s Closet Opens at Theo Ganz

Beacon Second Saturday reception June 13

Theo Ganz Studio presents From a Sister’s Closet, a solo exhibition of recent sculpture by Judy Sigunick, from June 13 to July 5. An opening reception takes place June 13 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The gallery also presents Untitled With Roses, a figure of ceramic and steel standing 80 x 47 x 32 inches and worked on over a 10-year period (2003–13); the sculpture is in memory of Rachel Corrie.

When Viola Crosses Over by Judy Sigunick; photo by Lori Grinker/courtesy Theo Ganz Studio

When Viola Crosses Over by Judy Sigunick; photo by Lori Grinker/courtesy Theo Ganz Studio

The exhibition includes several smaller standing figures and wall pieces, all of it in ceramic and mixed media and most referencing Shakespearean characters; Viola from Twelfth Night becomes muse for numerous works.

The artist was born and raised in Chicago and earned a B.A. from the University of Illinois. Later, she obtained an MFA at SUNY New Paltz in 1993 and went on to receive a series of public art commissions and several artist residencies. Hudson Valley projects include the Morse School Mural and Mill Street Loft Mural, both in Poughkeepsie; the Ulster County Poorhouse Memorial in New Paltz; the Anderson School for Autism in Rosendale, New York; and a 60-foot concrete whale on the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie.

Sigunick was, until recently, an adjunct professor at Dutchess Community College, where she taught for 10 years. She now maintains a full-time studio practice at her home in Cragsmoor, New York.

Theo Ganz Studio is at 149 Main St. in Beacon. For more information, visit theoganzstudio.com, email theoganzstudio@tds.net or call 917-318-2239.


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