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BFA Alum Sharone Putter at Sarah Gormley Gallery

Columbus-based artist, Sharone Putter a graduate from Alfred's School of Art and Design exhibition, , "Demarcations," is being exhibited at the Sarah Gormley Gallery in Columbus, OH from January 10th until February 10th.

“Demarcations” is the latest exhibition of The Workscapes collection by Sharone Putter, which portrays construction scenes and mundane events that rarely make the headlines yet are always in our peripheral vision. “I distill the nondescript narratives to bring them into prominence.

Demarcations depicts workscapes as a departure point, exploring the symbolic markers humans use to physically differentiate an area from surrounding areas. The demarcations are a metaphor for the invisible boundaries we set in our own lives.

"It is the still-unfinished, under-construction aspect of workscapes, the potential that lies in that which is yet-to-be-revealed, that triggers my creativity and sets me on to those narratives I portray.” 

The pieces, many of which depict construction sites, are intentionally left partially finished, ensuring that the sites continue to embody an element of potentiality, which in turn activates the viewer’s imagination.

‘Demarcations' is made possible in part thanks to a Professional Development Grant awarded by the Friends of the Priscilla R. Tyson Cultural Arts Center.

View images of the exhibition

Sharone Putter is a Columbus-based printmaker who earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the New York College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Sharone acquired her rich palette of art-making techniques during her many years of travel abroad, studying philosophy and Art History at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel; porcelain restoration in Dublin, Ireland; drawing in Marrakech, Morocco; and glass lampworking in Bohemia, Czech Republic. When Sharone arrived in Ohio, there were no mountains or oceans, but one feature stood out: construction worksites. Now, she utilizes collagraphy and mixed media techniques to portray everyday scenes and events encountered by the side of the road.