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Sharon Wolpoff and Tammra Sigler: Geometry and Other Myths April 1 - May 28, 2017

Fingerpainted head-and-shoulders portrait labelled "Sharon" at the bottom. The figure is of a pink-skinned woman with close-cropped black hair on a square red background.

Tammra Sigler, Portrait of Sharon Wolpoff (1997). Courtesy of Sharon Wolpoff


Sharon Wolpoff, Alley Back of 2nd Street, 2011. Oil on linen, 38 x 3 0 in.
Sharon Wolpoff, Alley Back of 2nd Street, 2011. Photocollage, 8.5 x 6.5 in.



Tammra Sigler, A Very Serious Garden, Green, 2016. Acrylic and mixed media on Arches Oil paper, 51.5 x 51.5 in. Courtesy of the artist.


Print of two older bespectacled men in casual clothes. One is looking a piece of cheese that he is holding. The other, holding a cheese knife, is gesturing and appears to be speaking.

Sharon Wolpoff, Marco and Lou and the Stinky Cheese, III, 2016. Monotype, 7.75 x 10 in.


Abstract work. In the center of the work a square made of crisscrossed thin line appears. Around it are red blocks of colors and the figures of animals. The work is embellished with thin-lined scribbles.

Tammra Sigler, A Very Serious Garden, Invaded, 2016. Acrylic and mixed media on Arches Oil paper, 51.5 x 52 in. Courtesy of the artist.


A white-haired man stands behind a table with bottles and foodstuffs on it, using two utensils to lifts spaghetti from a bowl.

Sharon Wolpoff, Marco Serving Spaghetti, 2016. Monotype, 10 x 7.5 in.


In the center of the work is a grid of crisscrossed lines, the top half red and th bottom half white. It sits on a blue background. The work is embellished with thin-lined scribbles and flowers.

Tamara Sigler, A Very Serious Garden, Mid-Day, 2016. Acrylic and mixed media on Arches Oil paper, 51.5 x 50 in. Courtesy of the artist.


Exhibition Overview

At first glance the art of Sharon Wolpoff has little in common with the art of Tammra Sigler. Wolpoff is a painter of carefully composed scenes from life, suffused with light and heightened color. Sigler is an expressionist artist who is known for improvisation and bravura brushwork. However, similarities and contrasts emerge in their work as they engage with three different paths to knowledge of the world: geometry, psychology, and spirituality. Sigler's work starts with geometry as a foundation and moves away from it towards the emotional, while Wolpoff's work begins with an emotional response and moves towards the underlying geometry or structure. Both artists have beautifully structured artwork, and their uses of structure have psychological and spiritual functions, as well.

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Gallery Talk with Tammra Sigler and Sharon Wolpoff

April 1, 5:00
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