Rose Popper has been a freelance sculptor for Fisher-Price. She was an artist in residence at Artpark. She creates the kind of sculptures that draw the viewer in. They have smooth, curvy surfaces of stone and bronze.
Beginning with a reception on Sept. 2, a monthlong exhibit will celebrate Popper and her art. An array of the artist's sculptures will be on display at Tony Sisti Gallery North, a large new space in Pendleton.
"My work is derived from my close observations of nature – that which surrounds us in shapes, lines and textures," is how Popper explains it. "I pull my ideas from this capricious nature, attempting to transfuse myself into the work."
As for those curvy surfaces, she explains: "The resultant works reflect the dynamic tensions created between the inherent soft, flowing nature of the forms and the inflexibility of the material."
Popper's work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Canada and has been included in national art exhibitions. Regionally, her sculptures have appeared in numerous galleries including the Castellani Art Museum, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Albright-Knox Member’s Gallery, Hallwalls, Carnegie Art Center and the Kenan Center.
Rose Popper exhibit: Sisti Gallery North is located at 6565 Campbell Blvd., Pendleton. The opening reception is from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 2, and the exhibit continues through September. Call 465-9138.