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.
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.