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Ceramics ............................... 4

Sculpture .................................... 56

Glass ....................................... 26

Fiber/ Mixed media ................. 70

Sam Chung Sin-ying Ho Frances Priest Lara Scobie Sheryl Zacharia

Clare Belfrage Giles Bettison Lisa Cahill Noel Hart Yukito Nishinaka Harue Shimomoto

Chris Hill Gino Miles Scarlett Kanistanaux

Gugger Petter Lesley Richmond Carol Shinn

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Sam Chung ARIZONA, CERAMICS

Sam Chung received his MFA from Arizona State University and his BA degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. He taught at Northern Michigan University from 1998-2007 and is now teaching at Arizona State University in Tempe where he is an associate professor of ceramics. Sam has presented numerous lectures and workshops both nationally and internationally. His work is often based on the ceramic vessel but Chung plays with the balance between form, function and design. “I am interested in the way that pots have the unique ability to serve a multitude of roles and functions. They can exhibit decorative beauty, bring attention to more functional/tactile concerns, and also create historical, cultural and experiential associations. I work within the context of pottery to exploit its universal familiarity and impose my own vision for merging historically and culturally disparate influences. I am curious about the relationships I see among various forms of creative expression from both past and present, and try to bring forth a new language of pottery for the future.” Chung’s work resides in the permanent collections of the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX, The American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA, Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Skaelskor, Denmark, World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Icheon World Ceramic Center, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, Arizona State University, Ceramics Research Center, Tempe, AZ, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, China. We’ve selected three just completed works for exhibition at SOFA, two cloud bottles and a cloud bottle set, each exemplary of Chung’s well recognized aesthetic and a beautiful compliment to the gallery program. Visit his artist page on our website for more information and to preview more works: www.tanseycontemporary.com/artists/sam-chung

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CLOUD BOTTLE Porcelain 13” x 17” x 11”

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CLOUDSCAPE; EMERGENCE Porcelain 18” x 9” x 9”

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CLOUD BOTTLE #1 Porcelain 18” x 7” x 7”

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Sin-ying Ho NEW YORK, CERAMICS

Sin-ying Ho holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, an MFA from Louisiana State University and studied in Jingdezhen, China (considered the birthplace of ceramics) at the Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute. In both process and context, Ho’s work continually explores the impact of globalization: new vs. old, technology vs. tradition, communication vs. language, aesthetics vs. cultural identity and economy vs. power. “My work reflects the impact of globalization on the cultural borrowings and interactions in an accelerated “global village”. Ho’s continuous on-site research in Jingdezhen has allowed her to master traditional techniques while her fine art education and continued study of new technology lends a contemporary sensibility to her work using techniques such as digital decal printing. Ho is an assistant professor in the Art Department of Queens College, City University of New York. Her works can be found in permanent collections worldwide including the YiXing Ceramics Museum, YiXing, PR China, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong, Guangzhou, PR China, Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, PR China, Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, Korea, Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON, Canada, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, Visual Art Collection, Ottawa, Canada Visit her artist page on our website for more information and to preview more works: www.tanseycontemporary.com/artists/sin-ying-ho

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MADE IN THE POSTMODERN ERA NO 1, 2008 Porcelain 15.5” x 11.25” x 8.5”

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10.11.1985 HONG KONG (Rose Garden), 2010 Porcelain 24” x 14” x 12”

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9.28.2014 HONG KONG (Occupied Central), 2014 Porcelain 23” x 12” x 15.5”

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Frances Priest SCOTLAND, CERAMICS

Frances Priest’s ceramic work explores pattern and ornament in decorative art and design; where it is found, how it is used and the craft processes involved in its production. From her studio in Edinburgh, Frances creates intricately decorated ceramic forms, exploring and reinterpreting languages of ornament from different cultures, places and periods in history. Priest has completed several recent high profile commissions in the UK, the most recent a series of permanent installations at Raasay House on the Isle of Raasay. Her works can also be found in permanent collections worldwide, including The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK, McManus Galleries Dundee, UK, The Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, UK, The National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK, The Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, UK, The International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy, and The International Museum of Contemporary Ceramics Ichon, Korea. This year we exhibit a new triptych of small vessels, completed in fall 2016 and truly representative of Priest’s aesthetic.   Visit her artist page on our website for more information and to preview more works: www.tanseycontemporary.com/artists/frances-priest

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SCATTER BLUE, WHITE & YELLOW Ceramic sculpture 8.7” x 3.9” Photo credit: Shannon Tofts Photography

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SCATTER WHITE Ceramic sculpture 8.7” x 3.9” Photo credit: Shannon Tofts Photography

SCATTER BLUE Ceramic sculpture 8.7” x 3.9” Photo credit: Shannon Tofts Photography

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SCATTER YELLOW Ceramic sculpture 8.7” x 3.9” Photo credit: Shannon Tofts Photography

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Lara Scobie SCOTLAND, CERAMICS

Scobie studied at the Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts in London as well as the Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. Her ceramic vessels beautifully encompass the realms of fine craft and design, and it is the dynamic interplay of these realms that motivates Scobie’s practice. “Technical expertise and experience are always challenged by each different set of influences, from pragmatic considerations to artistic instinct, and it is this space between that I am most interested in; it is where technique, material and creative insight meet,” Scobie explains.   Scobie’s works are included in numerous permanent collections including, Beaches Museum, Kansas State University, MO, McManus Galleries, Dundee, UK, Museum of Auckland, New Zealand, Paisley Museum, Scotland, Shipley Museum & Art Gallery, Gateshead and Triennale de Porcelaine, Nyon, Switzerland. This year we’ve included three collections of vessels in our SOFA exhibition, each completed in fall 2016, which fully demonstrate Scobie’s practice and the underlying theme of balance. By integrating drawing, surface mark making and volume, Scobie’s works exhibit a playful experimentation between space and pattern alongside hue and texture, utilizing both the decorated and void surface areas.   Visit her artist page on our website for more information and to preview more works: www.tanseycontemporary.com/artists/lara-scobie

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ENSEMBLE COLLECTION #1 Porcelain (three pieces) 11” x 4” x 4” Photo credit: Shannon Tofts Photography

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ENSEMBLE COLLECTION #2 Porcelain (three pieces) 11” x 4” x 4” Photo credit: Shannon Tofts Photography

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ENSEMBLE COLLECTION #3 Porcelain (five pieces) 11” x 4” x 4” Photo credit: Shannon Tofts Photography

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Sheryl Zacharia NEW MEXICO, CERAMICS

Zacharia creates visual poetry in the form of ceramic sculpture. After studying painting, she spent many years pursuing a career as a singer-songwriter before she began working in clay, studying and working in various Potteries, her natural skill quickly recognized and developing into teaching positions and national exhibitions. Zacharia completed an eight month extended residency at The Museum of Arts and Design in New York City and in 2009 and 2013, received a grant from NoMAA, (Northern Manhattan Artists Alliance).   After a lifetime in New York City, Zacharia relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2014 where she currently works as a full time studio artist primarily in ceramics but has also returned to painting. “The intention of my art is not to tell a story, but to create objects that influence and enhance the space around them. The textured, patterned and linear details help the eyes travel deliberately around the forms. I find the combination of raw and refined surfaces echoes the inevitable marriage of new and old. Pattern and form are rhythm, palette is harmony, lines and shapes are lyrical,” Zacharia explains. Zacharia’s work has become a favorite at SOFA, included in the 2014 SOFA Selects and acquired at SOFA by the Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI. In August 2016, Zacharia had her first solo exhibition since her relocation at Tansey Contemporary in Santa Fe, NM, the success of the exhibition demonstrating the positive impact of her move to New Mexico. Our exhibition this year includes a recently completed ceramic wall piece, Sunset Striped Quilt, which beautifully exemplifies the impact of Zacharia’s immersion in the landscape of the American Southwest. Three ceramic sculptures are also included, demonstrating a broader range of Zacharia’s palette and repertoire; her more representational works, less frequent than her purely abstract forms, are highly anticipated amongst her collectors.   Visit her artist page on our website for more information and to preview more works: www.tanseycontemporary.com/artists/sheryl-zacharia

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SUNSET STRIPED CERAMIC QUILT Ceramic, waxed linen thread 45” x 40” x 2”

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CLOUD TRIO Ceramic sculpture 18.5” x 25.5” x 6”

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SWINGIN’ Ceramic sculpture 24.5” x 23” x 6”

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INSEPARABLE Ceramic sculpture 24” x 25.5” x 7”

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Clare Belfrage AUSTRALIA, GLASS

Belfrage has forged an international reputation for her distinguished work with detailed and complex glass drawing on blown glass forms. She’s maintained a vibrant practice as an active member of the glass and artist communities in Adelaide and Canberra, Australia, for over 25 years. A two-time winner of the Tom Malone Glass prize, most recently Belfrage received the 2016 FUSE Glass Prize earlier this year. Dr Robert Bell, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the National Gallery of Australia since 2000, said Belfrage’s work, “eluded a sense of effortlessness despite the extraordinary technical complexity in its creation.” Belfrage says, “As an artist, my point of view is often looking from close up. The big feeling that small gives me is intimate and powerful. The industry in nature, its rhythm and energy, dramatic and delicate still holds my fascination as does the language and processes of glass.” Belfrage’s work is represented in major public collections including: National Gallery of Australia, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, Museo do Vidro, Marinha Grande, Portugal, Tacoma Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA, National Art Glass Collection, Wagga Wagga, ArtBank, NSW, Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Museum and Art Gallery of Tasmania and Northern Territory Museum. Visit her artist page on our website for more information and to preview more works: www.tanseycontemporary.com/artists/clare-belfrage

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IN SIGHT IN CORAL AND BLUE Blown glass with cane drawing, coldworked 15.7” x 15” x 5.5” Photo credit: Pippy Mount

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IN SIGHT IN GREEN AND BLUE Blown glass with cane drawing, coldworked 18” x 12.6” x 5.5” Photo credit: Pippy Mount

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IN SIGHT IN RED AND GOLD Blown glass with cane drawing, coldworked 20” x 13” x 7.5” Photo credit: Pippy Mount

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IN SIGHT IN YELLOW AND GREEN Blown glass with cane drawing, coldworked 15” x 15.35” x 5.12” Photo credit: Pippy Mount

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COLLECTION IN TEAL AND GREY Blown glass with cane drawing, coldworked 18.1” x 24.8” x 9.1” Photo credit: Pippy Mount

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Giles Bettison AUSTRALIA, GLASS

Internationally renowned contemporary murrine glass artist Giles Bettison was identified in 2015 in Australia as a JamFactory Icon (this annual award celebrates outstanding and influential craft and design practitioners). This year, Bettison looks forward to new adventures with an in-process relocation of his family to the US. Bettison’s works are collected internationally and can be found in the permanent collections at Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia , National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Bullseye Glass Company, Portland, OR, Centro Videro do Norte Portugal, Oliveira de Azemeis, Portugal, Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, Museum of Design and Applied Art, Lusanne, Switzerland, and The Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY. A staple of the Tansey Contemporary program, this year we’ve selected four works from Bettison’s new series, Notch. This series commenced in January 2015 and has not yet been exhibited at SOFA. Inspired partially by developments in contemporary ceramics, the Notch series marks the artist’s first use of carving and sculpting of his vessel forms. Visit his artist page on our website for more information and to preview more works: www.tanseycontemporary.com/artists/giles-bettison

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NOTCH #14 Murrini glass 8.1” x 5.9”

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NOTCH #4 Murrini glass 9.6” x 7.7” x 2.8” Photo credit: Andrew Dunbar

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NOTCH #5 Murrini glass 9.6” x 4.7” x 4.5” Photo credit: Andrew Dunbar

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NOTCH #12 Murrini glass 5.5” x 2.4”

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Lisa Cahill AUSTRALIA, GLASS

Cahill has been working with Glass for over 15 years and has been awarded numerous times including finalist designation in the Ranamok Glass Prize and the Tom Malone Prize in Australia. Her work can be found in The National Art Glass Collection, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, NSW, The Ebeltoft Glass Museum, Denmark, the Northlands Creative Glass Collection, Lybster, Scotland, and Kaplan/Ostergaard Glass Collection, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs California, USA. Inspired by both the natural world and the transitory nature of the urban experience, Cahill’s dreamlike images allow viewers to draw associations with their own remembered landscapes, resulting in a meditative and emotional response. Visit her artist page on our website for more information and to preview more works: www.tanseycontemporary.com/artists/lisa-cahill

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ROAD TRIP/ RAIN IN THE HUME Kiln formed glass with decals 25.6” x 34.6” x 0.8”

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SAILOR’S WARNING Kiln formed and carved glass panel 35” x 19.5” x 0.5”

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TEMPEST #8 Kiln formed glass with decals 20” x 59.5” x 0.5”

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Noel Hart AUSTRALIA, GLASS

Each of Hart’s handblown glass works command attention: vibrant and independent with well recognized painterly character. So it often goes unrealized that his work is inspired by birds, many of which fly around his rainforest home near Byron Bay in Australia. The precision with which Hart is able to capture the essence of a species using abstract imagery is simply brilliant. Each individual work conveys a sense of commune, empowering the species that inspired it. And through the making process (a closely choreographed team endeavor) a self contained work of art (more than sufficiently beautiful to stand on its own, separate from reference to it’s inspiring species)  is also brought into being, further inspiring life and harmony. Hart’s work has attracted a loyal following of collectors worldwide, and is included in the Kaplan-Ostergaard Collection, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA, and the National Glass Collection, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, Australia. The works selected for exhibition at SOFA this year represent a partial revert to an earlier period in the development of Hart’s work when color was sparse and cased in clear glass, as opposed to his now characteristic and intense use of narrative color complemented with surface etching. This year’s most recent works represent a combination of both methods, with an etched interior surface diffusing the presence of the verso side. Visit his artist page on our website for more information and to preview more works: www.tanseycontemporary.com/artists/noel-hart

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ANTHILL PARROT Handblown glass 14” x 10.5” x 2.5”

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ECLECTA Handblown glass 18.5” x 13.5” x 3”

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UA HUKA LORIKEET Handblown glass 15.5” x 12.5” x 3”

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Yukito Nishinaka JAPAN, GLASS

Nishinaka studied Sculpture and Glass at California College of the Arts, lives in and has exhibited widely in Japan, and recently at the PAD Art Fair in London. “My YOBITSUGI Glass series is inspired by the traditional Japanese restoration technique for ceramic tea bowls. Broken pieces are joined back together with URUSHI lacquer toned with gold dust, emphasizing the cracks as a beautiful decorative feature, rather than hidden repair work. It was the samurai and their Tea Masters in the Edo period who first perceived the potential for beauty in the cracks and devised this special repairing technique. The samurai enjoyed tea ceremonies between their battles, to reach a state of ”ZEN”, and used YOBITSUGI tea bowls with the cracks serving as a metaphor for “death and rebirth”. The aesthetics of this tradition have continued for over 400 years and to this day YOBITSUGI restored tea bowls are valued as National Treasures, celebrating beauty in imperfection. I continue this tradition with a new interpretation of YOBITSUGI, in my glass works to emphasize this Japanese philosophy of Beauty and to encourage harmony with imperfection. I hope you can see the pulsing beauty in the rush of the vein of the vessel cracks.” Nishinaka’s works can be found in permanent collections worldwide including the Daiichi Museum, Nagoya, Japan. Visit his artist page on our website for more information and to preview more works: www.tanseycontemporary.com/artists/yukito-nishinaka

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YOBITSUGI G854 Glass, silver leaf 13” x 8” x 7”

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YOBITSUGI G848 Glass, silver leaf 14” x 8” x 7.25”

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YOBITSUGI G898 Glass, gold leaf, silver leaf 8” x 9.5” x 10”

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YOBITSUGI 908 Glass, gold leaf, silver leaf 7.75” x 19” x 18”

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Harue Shimomoto RHODE ISLAND, GLASS

Shimomoto arranges glass into sculptural tapestries examining the aesthetic possibilities in fusing methods and concepts from the mediums of glass and fiber. Shimomoto studied glass as a special student at Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH. After 2 years she moved to Wisconsin for graduate school and received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin. She recieved her BFA from Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan. Harue has worked as a teaching assistant at Pilchuk, assitant to artist Brent K Young and is currently the Director of Large Scale Projects for artist Toots Zynsky. “My work is inspired by nature. I appreciate the feelings I get from even the most unspectacular nature, and the small things in everyday life. I find the small beauties of nature are the ones that most change my view.� Visit her artist page on our website for more information and to preview more works: www.tanseycontemporary.com/artists/harue-shimomoto

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TO RED Fused, slumped glass, suspended by wire with hooks 24” x 39” x 7”

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TSUMETAI SORA (COLD SKY) Fused, slumped glass, suspended by wire with hooks 42” x 36” x 7”

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Chris Hill NEW MEXICO, SCULPTURE

While best known for his large scale wall sculptures, Hill works in a variety of sizes fusing painting & sculpture together with a designer’s eye. After constructing a metal form with precise craftsmanship, he takes a painterly approach and hand paints the finished colors and gradations in a palette inspired by travels as far-flung as Tallinn, Estonia to Valparaiso, Chile; Porto, Portugal to Rotorua, New Zealand. Most recently, the beauty of the American Southwest has inspired his latest body of work; Hill recently relocated from Chicago to Santa Fe, NM. Hill studied design and graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago where he also taught digital design for many years. He began exhibiting his sculpture in 1990, and has since exhibited in SOFA Chicago, New York & Miami, Art Chicago, Art Palm Beach, Art of the 20th Century: New York and Expo Chicago. His work is held in public and private collections worldwide. Visit his artist page on our website for more information and to preview more works: www.tanseycontemporary.com/artists/chris-hill

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DAYSPRING Steel and acrylic 60” x 36” x 12”

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ZIA RISING Steel and acrylic 14.5” x 13.5” x 8”

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SPANISH MOON Steel and acrylic 21” x 19” x 10”

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Scarlett Kanistanaux COLORADO, CERAMICS, SCULPTURE

Scarlett Kanistanaux resides and works from her studio in Colorado where she sculpts simple, powerful portraits of young monks and nuns inspired by the Buddhist tradition. Coupling the medium of ‘natural’ clay with her unique method of sculpting from the ‘inside out’, seems to breathe life into these still ones. Relatively new to the contemporary art scene, Scarlett’s work has been consistently recognized as special by established fairs, competitions and venues ranging from local competitions to international art fairs. But the true power of her work lies in the impression it leaves on the individual viewer, transcending the realistic portrait each work presents. While her works range in scale from around 24” to 6’ in height, every piece exudes a powerfully disarming yet calming and serene presence. Kanistanaux herself feels blessed to be a part of their creation and joy filled in their presence. “By sharing these quiet sculptures, my hope is that others might also feel a similar inspiration. Perhaps these sculpted beings can serve to mirror our own potential for inner calm and peace,” Kanistanaux explains. Visit her artist page on our website for more information and to preview more works: www.tanseycontemporary.com/artists/scarlett-kanistanaux

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STILLNESS BEHIND THE SILENCE Bronze 15” x 15” x 28”

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ECHO OF MEDITATION Clay 15” x 15” x 28”

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Gino Miles NEW MEXICO, SCULPTURE

Miles’ sculpture is well recognized at SOFA; in 2015 his monumental bronze work, Shelter, standing over 8 feet high and 16 feet long, was unveiled and featured onsite, inviting viewer interaction and countless SOFA selfies. Shelter was further exhibited at Art Miami in Miami, FL, in December. Working primarily in fabricated stainless steel and bronze, Miles chooses materials to reflect, absorb or blend with their surroundings: from blue skies to the reflection of the viewer, creating a balance between the ephemeral and the present. A curvilinear, weightless appearance rendered through heavy metal materials challenges the fundamentally static nature of sculpture; many of Miles sculptures can be turned or rotated.  Miles’ large scale works are prominently featured in many permanent and private collections throughout the World, including Spencer Museum at University of Kansas, Evansville Museum, Disney Corporate Headquarters, the cities of Cerritos and Napa, CA and are exhibited internationally at major fairs. Miles’ provides some context on this year’s main piece, to be unveiled at SOFA: “Majestic is the product of attempting for years to find the right correlation of curvilinear form to reflect how plants grow. The extension of the piece below the top of the base provides balance, accelerating upwards in a flow that reminds me of a cumulus cloud forming. It is also reminiscent of rolling hills ascending into a majestic peak. If I untangled and flattened it, Majestic would be over 80’ long. I love the balance of the polished stainless steel as it sits on the black granite base.” Visit his artist page on our website for more information and to preview more works: www.tanseycontemporary.com/artists/gino-miles

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MAJESTIC Stainless steel 96” x 56”

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GRACE Bronze 38” x 38”

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MUSE Stainless steel 89” x 28”

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TANGO (view 1 and 2) Bronze 86” x 63”

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Gugger Petter CALIFORNIA, MIXED MEDIA

Petter’s work, a true SOFA hallmark, continues to grow each year in popularity and is currently collected in high demand with continued high profile commissions, the most recent, a portrait of US President Bill Clinton unveiled in Washington, DC last summer at a ceremony attended by Mr. Clinton. Petter’s works are made from newspaper, hand woven using a unique technique developed by the artist specifically for the material, which she selects for each work and rolls into tubes. The artist explains, “I have always been inspired by challenge, so when I decided to work with newspaper, it was in fact due to the limitations/difficulty this material presented - both in regard to color palette and fragility. My manipulation of the tubes makes my work very strong, and the color limitation is a challenge that inspires me for each work I create”. The informative aspect of newspaper adds an important element of historicism to each work, holding within it world and local news of the particular time frame it was made within. This year’s exhibition includes two major Gugger Petter works, both large female portraits, the most highly sought after from Petter collectors although her “Street Scenes” are also highly sought after and widely recognized - many are owned by Nordstom’s and displayed in flagship stores in major US cities. Petter’s work is highly collected worldwide and can be found in numerous permanent collections including the Danish Embassy, Washington DC, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Royal Danish Embassy, Mexico City, Mexico, The Museum of National History (Fredricksborg Castle), Hillerod, Denmark, and The White House Collection, Washington, DC. Visit her artist page on our website for more information and to preview more works: www.tanseycontemporary.com/artists/gugger-petter

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WOMAN WITH PEARLS Newspaper, mixed media 67.5” x 54”

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WOMAN WITH RED HAIR Newspaper, mixed media 72” x 52”

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PORTRAIT OF YOUNG MAN #16 Newspaper, mixed media 42” x 31.5”

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PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN #12 Newspaper, mixed media 38” x 28.5”

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PORTRAIT OF YOUNG WOMAN #14 Newspaper, mixed media 41” x 31”

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Lesley Richmond VANCOUVER, FIBER

Richmond constructs textiles that simulate organic surfaces by changing the structure of the fabric, rather than imposing a design on the surface of the cloth. She uses distressing techniques and chemical processes to change the surface structure of the fiber into an illusion of organic decay, creating beautiful tree and forest scapes that are highly collectable. Inspired by the architectural elegance of trees, tranquil and timeless, Richmond is interested in the symbolic significance of trees in human culture- their long lives allowing them to watch over many changes in history. Richmond’s work, which has been included in the Triennial of Tapestry in Ludz, Poland, is collected internationally, including Art in Embassies, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, and The Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland.  Her work has recently been exhibited at the Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA, Choengju International Craft Competition, South Korea and Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM.  This year we exhibit six of Richmond’s exquisite new works, exhibiting a range in scale and introducing two new series. The Mandala pieces celebrate Nature and contemplate its beauty, observing the changing cycle of life from decay to regrowth. The Groundscape Series studies Nature’s detritus, trapped by the movement and energy of branches and grasses and capturing the intricacies of natural structures, within the changing of the seasons. Visit her artist page on our website for more information and to preview more works: www.tanseycontemporary.com/artists/lesley-richmond

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TREELINE 5 Cotton/silk fabric, heat reactive base, acrylic paint, copper patina, Kozo 41” x 76”

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GROUNDSCAPE 1 Cotton / silk fabric, kozo fiber, heat reactive base, acrylic paint 38” x 48”

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DEEP FOREST 2 Cotton / silk fabric, kozo fiber, heat reactive base, metal patinas, acrylic paint 59” x 43”

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EARTH MANDALA Cotton / silk fabric, heat reactive base, acrylic paint, iron and copper patinas, Kozo fiber 41” x 41”

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MOONLIGHT MANDALA Cotton/silk fabric, heat reactive base, acrylic paint, Kozo 36” x 36”

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TREELINE 9 Cotton / silk fabric, kozo fiber, heat reactive base, metal patinas, acrylic paint 39” x 89”

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Carol Shinn COLORADO, FIBER

Shinn’s photo-realistic machine-stitched images are known and highly regarded internationally. She has taught across the United States in programs including Arrowmont, Penland and Haystack, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ and Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ. Her current work focuses on the natural landscape as well as on the aging and decay of buildings and other human artifacts. “My work is about not only seeing, but examining how humans see; how details and surfaces add up to create a thing or place, how those things are illuminated. I am interested in the control and isolation of information given by points of view, and how moods are perceived by the quality of light within the composition,” Shinn explains. Her work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI, and the Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY. Our SOFA exhibition this year includes 3 works from Shinn, each completed in 2016 and incorporating doors, a favorite theme amongst collectors of her work and so apt a focus for her interest in perception of place. Visit her artist page on our website for more information and to preview more works: www.tanseycontemporary.com/artists/carol-shinn

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YELLOW WALL WITH DOOR Freestyle machine stitching on fabric 26.75” x 21.25” framed

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DOORWAY STILL LIFE Freestyle machine stitching on fabric 22.25” x 27.5” framed

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OLD DOORWAY Freestyle machine stitching on fabric 26.25” x 20.5” framed

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