Texas Tough: Sharon Kopriva – From Terra To Verde

June 6 – August 24, 2013
Main Gallery

Featuring Jill Bedgood, Amita Bhatt, Sharon Kopriva, and Sherry Owens

Texas Tough features four renowned artists: Jill Bedgood, Amita Bhatt, Sharon Kopriva, and Sherry Owens. Texas Tough is Blue Starʼs first all-women exhibition since Arte Latina: ROAR, in April 2008. This exhibition, which runs from June 6, 2013 to August 24, 2013, includes artists from Austin, Dallas and Houston representing multiple visual arts disciplines.This exhibition was made possible by an NEA grant and the support of DCCD.

“A painter as well as a sculptor, Kopriva’s two dimensional works render religious iconography strongly suggestive of an afterlife. Her floating virgins are pictured as apparitions, and her landscapes of towering trees are cathedral-like in their reach towards heaven. In dealing with the transitory nature of life and death, her treatment of the human condition is anything but maudlin. She manages to imbue her art with a quality that is most powerfully felt as virtues caught in transition-cherished as saintly aspiration or human failure tinged with greed and malice.” – Jim Edwards, Curator in Residence at Houston Baptist University