Sharon Engelstein

What Ever You Think of Is True

Opening March 6 (Friday) 6 – 8 pm

Artist’s Talk April 10 (Friday) 7 pm

Extended through April 18, 2015

In her newest exhibition What Ever You Think of Is True Sharon Engelstein returns primarily to works on paper.  Experimentation with technique, including combining printed and hand drawn ink, has resulted in oddly luminous forms which seem to hover above the drawing surface.  Even while working in  two-dimensions, Engelstein remains true to her roots as a sculptor by creating plastic space and volume with elemental shapes, dots and line segments.

The recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, Sharon Engelstein has recently realized temporary and permanent public sculpture commissions in Houston as part of the Hermann Park Centennial Celebration, at a new Metro Light Rail Station, Discovery Green and the Texas Contemporary Art Fair.  Prior to her fellowship in the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts Glassell School, she received her MFA in sculpture from Claremont Graduate School in California.  Her work has been exhibited widely including the Contemporary Arts Museum (Houston), Blue Star Art Space (San Antonio), Weatherspoon Art Gallery (Pittsburg), Nexus Contemporary Art Center (Atlanta), The University of Texas at San Antonio, The University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum (Tampa), Art Museum of Southeast Texas (Beaumont), National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, DC), Massachusetts College of Arts (Boston), Cameron Art Museum (North Carolina),  Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore), Pacific Design  Center (Los Angeles) and the Grounds for Sculpture (Hamilton, NJ).

Please join us for an artist’s reception on March 6 (Friday) from 6 – 8 pm at Devin Borden Gallery.

This artwork makes me think of asteroids, spaceships, land and water forms. What ever you think of is true.

- Joy Parazette

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