STACY PHILLIPS, sculpture

March 1 - March 22, 2019

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CODA GALLERY PRESENTS
SCULPTURES BY STACY PHILLIPS

EXHIBITION: MARCH 1-22
OPENING RECEPTION:
MARCH 1, 5-8 PM


PALM DESERT, CA — CODA Gallery presents a new exhibition of sculptures by Stacy Phillips, running March 1-22. An opening reception, attended by the Salt Lake City artist, will be held 5-8 p.m. on March 1 in conjunction with El Paseo Art Walk/Palm Desert First Weekend.

Among Stacy’s sculptures are torsos — some bronze and some painted ceramic — with beaded skirts of monochromatic crystal and pearl or multicolored beads. She takes the bead concept to an oversize scale in her series of painted wood disks (with center holes), 16 to 18 inches in diameter and 2 to 3 inches thick, cradled in a metal stand.

Also in ceramics, she creates brightly colored, abstract sculptures on wood bases. For walls, she makes flowers (some painted and some fired with gold luster) that can be mounted randomly or in one’s chosen pattern.

After earning a bachelor’s degree at Keene State College in New Hampshire and working a couple of years for an ad agency in Nebraska, Stacy moved to Park City, Utah, where she bought a frame shop and converted it into a gallery, exhibiting the work of other artists. After years of that, she yearned to get back to “the creating side” of art, she says. “I wanted to explore more in different materials.”

After selling the gallery, Stacy put together a body of work for the Sun Valley Arts Festival. At that time, Connie and David Katz owned a CODA Gallery in Park City, as well as in Palm Desert, California, and New York City, New York. “CODA was the gallery I wanted to be represented in, so I invited Connie
tocome see my work,” Stacy says. “She came and bought my whole show.”

Now residing in Salt Lake City, where she rents space in an arts complex encompassing studios for some 50 artists, Stacy maintains three rooms: one for sculpture, one for painting, and one that serves as her office for paperwork and art supplies. In addition to working on her own art, she teaches painting andmonoprinting and gives lectures and demonstrations throughout the state as the Working Artist of Utah for Golden Paints.

Stacy does not sketch but lets herself “respond to the work” as she goes. “The inspiration is the mystery of it,” she says. “You can only do so much in your brain. I love the discovery, the idea of ‘what if.’ The dance between intuition and intention motivates me to be in the studio every day.”



 

Mary Mary
swarovski crystals, quartz cyrstals, pearls, rose quartz, bone and conch sh
55 x 16 x 16 inches
 
Josephine Josephine
Oil paint & ceramic, swarovski crystals, corals, silver, agate, amythyst, b
55 x 16 x 16 inches
 
Liberty Liberty
Mixed Media, vintage baltic amber, carved wood, brass, african trade beads
33 x 10 x 10 inches
 
Alexander Alexander
Bronze
25.75 x 7 x 8 inches
 
Hope Hope
Bronze, quartz crystals, Swarovski crystals, and pearls
33 x 10 x 10 inches
 
Uma
Bronze and African trade beads
16 x 5 x 5 inches
 
Helen Helen
Bronze, amethyst, and baltic amber
16 x 5 x 5 inches
 
Oceane Oceane
Bronze with aquamarines, crystals, and pearls
16 x 5 x 5 inches
SOLD
 
Nugget
Bronze, turquoise, amber and gold
16 x 5 x 5 inches
 
Grace Grace
Bronze with Swarovski crystals, quartz crystals, pearls and agate
16 x 5 x 5 inches
 
Happiness
Painted wood disk, steel base
18 x 18 x 18 inches
 
Shey
Bronze and African beads
33 x 10 x 10 inches
SOLD
 
Delight
Painted wood disk, steel base
18 x 18 x 18 inches
 
Pleasure
Painted wood disk, steel base
18 x 18 x 18 inches
 
Wall Flowers - White Gold Cluster
ceramic and gold luster
8 x 8 inches
 
Wall Flowers - Yellow Gold Cluster
ceramic and gold luster
8 x 8 inches