Commanding Space: Women Sculptors of Texas

October 14, 2017November 18, 2018

The evocative power of sculpture seems boundless in the hands of five living women artists whose work fills the Amon Carter’s gallery dedicated to regional artwork. Texas-based artists Celia Eberle, Kana Harada, Sharon Kopriva, Sherry Owens, and Linda Ridgway take the traditions of sculpture in new directions for the twenty-first century. Allusions to nature and human figures connect the diverse themes present in their work, which range from evocations of history and metaphor to explorations of memory, myth, and ritual.

Eberle, Harada, Kopriva, Owens, and Ridgway work using a wide-range of techniques and resources, but they all celebrate hand craftsmanship and recast the original function of their materials to infuse them with new life. No matter their construction, these sculptures visually command space, allowing visitors to emotionally and physically engage with them. As the Amon Carter continues its commitment to featuring the work of regional artists, this exhibition is a destination for anyone interested in Texas art, especially that made by women sculptors working in the vanguard of three-dimensional creative expression.