Waters run deep in Fairbanks artist’s solo exhibit
December 01, 2008
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“Near Water” on view Dec. 5, 2008 through Jan. 25, 2009
Opening reception 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5
Fairbanks artist Sara Tabbert launches printmaking into the 21st century with her solo exhibition “Near Water,” which opens during a free reception 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
Many of the pieces in “Near Water” feature a natural serenity and color palette that will feel familiar to fans of classic Japanese woodblock prints. But Tabbert’s work is also influenced by contemporary Scandinavian printmakers.
Tabbert explores the visual complexity of running water with bubbles, waves and reflections that often appear mobile and cellular, like blood seen through a microscope. Besides woodblock prints, her exhibit includes carved panels, mosaic tiles and mixed media. She works with glass to help her capture water’s color and light, and layers prints to convey the depth, transparency and motion of water.
At age 38, the Fairbanks native is one of the youngest artists to be given a solo exhibit at the museum.
Tabbert earned a master of fine arts degree in printmaking from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and has taught at her alma mater and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Her work is in several permanent collections, including the Museum of the North in Fairbanks.
Learn more about Sara Tabbert at www.saratabbert.com.
The Anchorage Museum’s winter hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8 adults, $7 seniors and military, free for museum members and children ages 17 and younger. For more information, call 343-4326.