in the CCA Tank Garage Gallery, spector ripps project space
Public Opening Reception: Friday, Februrary 1, 6-8pm
CCA Members’ VIP Preview: Friday, Februrary 1, 5-6pm
Exhibition Runs: Februrary 1 – April 21, 2019

The CCA brings Sharon Bartel Clements’ Warrior Women Torso Project to the intimate spector ripps projects space housed within the CCA’s Tank Garage Gallery. Honing the strength of the ancient Terracotta Warriors and Horses witnessed on her recent trip to Xi’an, China, Bartel Clements explores what it means to embody a warrior. Upon experiencing the life-sized terracotta statues, Bartel Clements asked herself “Where were the women warriors? … What makes a woman a warrior?” In a series of 31 plaster casts of female torsos, the Santa Fe-based artist expresses each woman’s form as a powerful symbol of courage and resilience.

About Sharon Bartel Clements
Sharon Bartel Clements’ artistic career spans 20 years with over a dozen solo shows and featured in nearly 30 group exhibitions in both national and international venues, such as the Lalit Kala Akademi, Nat’l Academy of Art, in New Delhi, India, and at IASG, Tsinghuo University, in Beijing, China. Her works are included in numerous private, museum, and corporate collections nationally, including Albright Knox. She has been interviewed and reviewed by publications in print and online, and was named one of the “101 Super Hot Artists for 2015” on the Art Book Guy’s website.

Currently, Bartel Clements lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was born in North Tonawanda, New York. She received her Bachelors and then Masters of Science in Art Education from the State University College at Buffalo, NY. In addition, she attended a Post-Graduate Special Studies Program at the University of Maryland College Park and at the Art Students League of New York.

Image: Sharon Bartel-Clements, Torso 22, plaster wrap, acrylic paint, sewing patterns, collage  20 x 17 x 12 in. (55.5 in. high with stand)

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