On Saturday, January 17th, 2009, TLGUTS will host a closing reception for UP-CLOSE-AND-PERSONAL, an exhibit of 50 plus works created by Sand T.
Sand T is well known for her unique style of collage using sketches, photographs, found imagery, multilingual printed text, graphite drawings and various other materials encased in epoxy.
The epoxy is used to encase the work as well as to magnify pieces of the imagery, highlighting the work's focal points and bending light to creating both intimate and immense spaces. Each piece is created on hardboard or acrylic glass which is fixed to a skillfully treated "cradle" to compliment the face of the work and create whole pieces without the need for investing in framing or further treatment before hanging.
The subject matter of her work ranges from dreamscapes to explorations of the various cultures which influence her personal life as well as her visual language as an artist.
The exhibit, which is on diplay salon style, mixes new works with older works, taking the viewer through the stages of the artist's process in this series' creation. This exhibit provides the opportunity to see this body of Sand T's work in a way that will allow collectors to combine small groupings of work that are either varied or uniform in content and style, but are either way both complimentary and cohesive.
Sand T is also known for her activism within the art community as founder and director of artSpace@16 in Malden, which closed this past summer as Sand began to focus on her personal work and long list of upcoming exhibits both local and abroad.
She brings to TLGUTS not only unwavering professionalism and highly regarded artistic skill, but also a wealth of knowledge about the art world that has helped me grow as a gallery owner and an artist.
Please join us at the closing reception as we toast Sand T's accomplishments and wish her future success with her upcoming exhibits and artistic ventures!
"Dear diary" by Meredith Goldstein, in the Boston Globe, 11/20/2008
Article in Chinese by Liu, the Epoch Times, 11/26/2008
Also see Sand T's Blog for more about this reception and her current creative pursuits.