The Art Foundry, Inc., Sacramento, California with Shray, Peter Voulkus, Bruce Beasley and Nathan Oliveira. June 30th thru September, 2007.
Harmony' 2-Person Show: Olympic Sculptor Shray and Artist Matthew Higginbotham
Presented by Waxlander Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Olympic Bronze Sculptor, Shray, reveals the same grace and empathy in human forms that landscape painter, Matthew Higginbotham, finds in earth and sky.
Arts and Antiques Magazine
Shray has always been fascinated by the complexity of human emotions. Her works celebrate the beauty, kindness and gentleness of humanity, while embracing life and movement in her chosen medium.. Read More
Shray to Present New Work
Shray spent the ebb of last year preparing “The Art Nostalgia Series: Reductions.” This limited edition of “As One,” “Balance,” Forevermore” and “Variation of One” will be presented in the fall of 2006. Although smaller in size, these pieces will capture the same emotion and movement of the popular larger versions. Sign up for Shray’s Newsletter to learn which galleries will carry this exciting new release.
Shray is also responding to many requests she’s had for a larger version of her popular “Balancestruck.” Collectors may look for the new version to be released this spring.
At left: "As One" from The Nostalgia Series (Click on image for larger view)
Visit to the Legion of Honor in San Francisco
This was a photoshoot for an article soon to be published in "Luxury Living" magazine.
Shray Releases New Bas Relief
Known mainly for her graceful entwined free-standing sculptures, Shray is embarking on a new body of work: bas-relief. She is working with two of her most in-demand pieces to create high bas-reliefs that promise to be stunning. The new work is expected to be released early this spring. Read all about it.
Shray’s Sculpture Garners Olympic Praise
Bronze to travel China as part of Olympic Celebration
SAN FRANCISCO - The Organizing Committee for the Sculpture Competition for the 2008 Olympics recently announced that a bronze sculpture by Shray has been selected as a finalist. The Games will be held in Beijing, China and feature a sculpture exhibition that will travel to select cities throughout the country. Read More
VIEW SHRAY'S SCULPTURE
on the Beijing Olympics' website.
“The Painted Desert with its soft lines and sinewy form has been an inspiration for me. The soft rise and fall of its contours, the way it shelters unique forms of life, how it quietly speaks of time and place, feeds my imagination and guides my hands as I sculpt.”
Sculptures Again to Adorn the Waxlander
“Harmony” - EXHIBITION DATES: AUGUST 29 - SEPTEMBER 11, 2006
RECEPTION FOR THE ARTIST: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2006
Shray is pleased to be once again invited to show her work at the Waxlander Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The gallery, which is housed in a 150 year-old historic adobe, enjoys an international reputation for showing the finest in paintings, pastels and sculpture.
“I feel very privileged to be a part of the Waxlander’s tradition,” said Shray. “It is a wonderful venue to present my new work.”
Shray’s work will be shown within the gallery, as well as in the Sculpture Garden where art is surrounded by colorful blossoms in a natural setting that was lovingly designed by gallery owner and artist Phyllis Kapp.
Something Old, Something New: Bas-Reliefs
Known mainly for her graceful entwined free-standing sculptures, Shray is embarking on a new body of work: Bas-relief. She is working with two of her most in-demand pieces to create high bas-reliefs that promise to be stunning. The new work is expected to be released early this spring.
At left: Shray and Alan Osborne, owner of the Art Foundry in Sacramento, California, having fun on Shray's newest project: high bas-reliefs of her most popular sculptures.
S R Brennen Galleries
Shray will also be traveling to the S R Brennen Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Palm Springs, California, to introduce new work and demonstrate her unique subtractionist method. Shray is known for this approach to sculpture in which, rather than building up an image, she takes away from clay to “reveal” the figure embedded within.
The Brennen Galleries show a broad range of artwork from contemporary to traditional, including 19th and 20th Century American paintings by noted artists whose works are found in the finest museums worldwide. Shray said she is eager to visit the Brennen Galleries. “I am looking forward to meeting collectors there,” she admitted. “And I am equally excited about being inspired by the desert once again.”