Rachel Moore is the Executive Director & Director of Exhibitions at The Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, Vermont. She has been with the Art Center since 2010, first as Independent Curator, and then as Assistant Director & Executive Curator...
Tara Thacker, Vermont based artist, will exhibit her gorgeous installations, comprised of hundreds of small ceramic parts. New large-scale photographs, made from the shadows of her sculptures, will accompany the installations. Her work is at once minimalist but with an abundance of parts. It moves between sculpture, design, and installation.
Thacker's sculptures are abstractions, referencing natural forms, utilitarian tools, fishing baskets and traps. The central theme is linearity. Similar to the way a line can mark the surface of a drawing. It is fluid, elegant, and simplistic.
Highly tactile and monochromatic, repetition is central to the process. The works begin with a single element, which serve as architectural building blocks, which are then combined various ways to discover how they interact visually. Thousands of porcelain parts are tied and woven together to create ambiguous surfaces and landscapes.
Curated by Rachel Moore Exhibition dates: August 12 - September 4, 2016 Opening reception: August 12, 6-8pm