Vander Sluis will present her work, To Have and to Hold, in "Build and Lay Bare," an Associate Members Group Exhibition at Boston Sculptors Gallery, 486 Harrison Ave, Boston MA. The show will be open January 26 - February 20, 2022.
Artists' Reception: Saturday, January 29, 2-5pm
First Friday: Friday, February 4, 5-8:30pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, February 20, 2-5pm
Sylvia Vander Sluis’ sculpture, Resting Head, will be in “Recumbent: The Art of Lying,” an exhibit at the New York Artists Equity Association & Equity Gallery, 245 Broome Street, New York, NY. Exhibit dates: Sept. 8 - October 2 with an outdoor opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 9 from 6 - 8pm.
June 2–27, 2021
SoWa First Friday: June 4. 5-8PM
Artist Talk: Saturday, June 12, 4PM
Attend in-person or via Zoom (a recording will be available). Check the website for the Zoom link closer to the event.
LIVE at FIVE: Artist Chat Live on Instagram: Sunday, June 6, 5PM
Meet the Artists
Virginia Mahoney: Saturday, June 12, 12-4PM
Sylvia Vander Sluis: Saturday, June 19, 12-4PM
Artist Blog: Excerpts from a Conversation
"We are inspired by the inherent qualities of the materials we choose, we exploit those attributes, and use them for the conceptual weight they bring to our work." - V. Mahoney + S. Vander Sluis
"My upcoming show will feature raw, emotional constructions formed with incongruous materials. I explore the coexistence of pain and joy by putting disparate materials in tension with one another. Inspired by the folds of rosin paper, the transparency of cheesecloth, and the grit of gravel, I create metaphors for the dualities of life. In Relationship, plaster gauze holds Styrofoam precariously on structures of willow branches." - Sylvia Vander Sluis
Fountain Street Gallery
Thursday-Sunday from 12-4PM in June
SoWa Art + Design District of Boston
460C Harrison Ave. #2, Boston, MA 02118
I am pleased to have work in Boston Sculptors Gallery with a group of outstanding artists: “Becoming: Inaugural Associate Members’ Group Exhibition” runs January 27-February 21, 2021. On exhibit is my sculpture, Somber Skin with Trap, 80H x 40W x 38D inches. Cheesecloth, acrylic, string, chicken wire.
A Virtual Exhibition curated by Sylvia Vander Sluis, is on view at Fountain Street Gallery's website https://www.fsfaboston.com/, The collection is featured June 22-July 5, 2020. Fountain Street is located at 460C Harrison Avenue, Boston MA.
"Disruption can transform us. Jogged out of our usual paths, we reexamine what is around us and within us. Taking time for inner stillness, we reflect on what we value. We try new ways of operating in the world and come to know ourselves anew.
In this collection are works that read as reflections – on struggles, interconnectedness, and the nature of change. There is hope in the vitality of what Denise Driscoll, Leslie Zelamsky, Anne Sargent Walker, Sara Fine Wilson, Katherine Borkowski-Byrne, and Melissa Shaak have created. Each artist has demonstrated the transformative promise of the human spirit."
Sylvia Vander Sluis has work in Please Touch the Art, at the Mosesian Center for the Arts from May 23-September 6, 2019. Vander Sluis has collaborated with other members of the Surface Design Association MA/RI chapter on a group fiber piece.
Sylvia Vander Sluis's fabric sculpture, "Choice Without Violence," will be in Breaking the Rules, a Core Members' Group Show at Fountain Street gallery in Boston, MA. The exhibit will run November 28-December 23 with an Opening Reception on Friday, December 7 from 6-8pm.