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Sherry Owens Guardians (detail), 2019

Sherry Owens
Guardians (detail), 2019
crepe myrtle, baling wire, dye, wax
91h x 60w x 16.25d inches
 

Sherry Owens, The Other Saturn, 2019

Sherry Owens

The Other Saturn, 2019

crepe myrtle, milk paint, wax

64h x 3w x 4.13d in

SO041

Sherry Owens Guardians, 2019

Sherry Owens
Guardians, 2019
crepe myrtle, baling wire, dye, wax
91h x 60w x 16.25d inches
 

Sherry Owens Embrace of Heaven and Earth, 2019

Sherry Owens
Embrace of Heaven and Earth, 2019
cast bronze, patina
88.50h x 41.50w x 38d in
 

Sherry Owens Drought, 2010

Sherry Owens
Drought, 2010
cast bronze, patina
54.50h x 81.50w x 46d in
 

Sherry Owens, Star Web, 2019

Sherry Owens

Star Web, 2019

bronze (unique), patina, brass nails, paint

18.50h x 22w x 15.25d in

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Sherry Owens, Almost a Symphony, 2019

Sherry Owens

Almost a Symphony, 2019

bronze (unique), patina, brass nails, paint

20.75h x 13.25w x 11.75d in

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Sherry Owens, Waiting for the Feast, 2019

Sherry Owens

Waiting for the Feast, 2019

bronze (unique), patina, brass nails, paint

21.50h x 21.63w x 13.75d in

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Sherry Owens, Climbing the Sky, 2019

Sherry Owens

Climbing the Sky, 2019

bronze (unique), patina, brass nails, paint

16.50h x 12.25w x 22.75d in

SO044

Sherry Owens, Queen of the Night, 2019

Sherry Owens

Queen of the Night, 2019

bronze (unique), patina

8h x 19w x 11.50d in

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Sherry Owens, Abandoned Fields Adust 1, 2019

Sherry Owens

Abandoned Fields Adust 1, 2019

crepe myrtle, oil, wax

22.25h x 24.50w x 5.63d in

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Sherry Owens, Abandoned Fields Adust 2, 2019

Sherry Owens

Abandoned Fields Adust 2, 2019

crepe myrtle, oil, wax

22.50h x 24.75w x 6.63d in

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Sherry Owens, Abandoned Fields Adust 3, 2019

Sherry Owens

Abandoned Fields Adust 3, 2019

crepe myrtle, oil, wax

23.25h x 26w x 4.88d in

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Sherry Owens, Tree at the Villa , 2017

Sherry Owens

Tree at the Villa , 2017

drypoint, chine collé

14.75h x 10w in

Framed: 23.50h x 18.75w in

3/7

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Sherry Owens, Tree at the Villa, 2017

Sherry Owens

Tree at the Villa, 2017

drypoint, chine collé

14.75h x 10w in

Framed: 23.50h x 18.75w in

5/7

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Sherry Owens, Towards Evening, 2017

Sherry Owens

Towards Evening, 2017

drypoint, chine collé

5.50h x 7w in

Framed: 21h x 17w in

3/7

SO039

Sherry Owens, Beneath the Frost 4, 2017

Sherry Owens

Beneath the Frost 4, 2017

ink transfer and graphite on maple

36h x 36w in

SO040

Press Release

Cris Worley Fine Arts is proud to announce our first solo-exhibition with Sherry Owens entitled Tied to This World, opening with an artist’s reception on Saturday, September 7th from 6:00 to 9:00pm. Despite her longstanding career as one of Texas’ most significant sculptors, this landmark exhibition will be the artist’s first solo exhibition at a Dallas gallery in 20 years. In the title, Owens chooses to refer to This world and not The world, underscoring her belief that other worlds may exist beyond our own—that we are a small part of a much larger complex of life-possibilities yet inextricably bound to our host. 

Deeply passionate about the health and fragility of planet Earth, Sherry Owens has chosen to communicate her message through the use of the sinewy crepe myrtle tree, a local material she has carved and composed for over 30 years. Each work endeavored is based in narrative—a story of potential, as in the work Abandoned Fields Adust, or mythology, as in works like Embrace of Heaven and Earth and The Other SaturnGuardians, an imposing diptych of two larger-than-life “figures” formed with blood-hued and charred limbs are for Owens “protectors of the earth, [they are] spirit guides into the known and unknown.” Many of these recent works, though initially composed in crepe myrtle, are cast in bronze. The exhibition features both wood and bronze sculptures along with prints and drawings. 

Sherry Owens lives and works in Dallas, TX and received a BFA from Southern Methodist University. Her work has been shown throughout Texas and the southwest; in 2018, she completed a two-person site specific installation at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum in Austin, Texas, and was included in Commanding Space: Women Sculptors of Texas, at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2017, Owens mounted a solo exhibition at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, and the Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University. Owens has exhibited internationally in Austria, Denmark, Germany, Greece, India, Peru, Turkey, and was recently included in The First Crosscurrent Yokohama-Texas International Artists Exchange Show 2019 at Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery in Yokohama, Japan.  

Sherry Owens has completed several large public art projects, including a large-scale bronze through the Love Field Modernization Program at Love Field Airport in Dallas, TX and a monumental commission for the Ben E. Keith Company, also in Dallas. Owens is a former president of the Texas Sculpture Association, has served on various art boards and was a co-founder of the Emergency Artists’ Support League. She was the recipient of the Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award in 1999, was the West Texas Triangle artist in 2010 with a comprehensive survey at five west Texas museums, and received the Artist/Craftsman Award from the AIA Dallas in 2014.

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