Sorrel Sky Showcases All Things Small with Early Sculptures by Star Liana York

Award-winning New Mexico artist shares never before shown miniature works in Santa Fe

SANTA FE, N.M.: February 3, 2016; On February 14, Sorrel Sky Gallery will feature miniature works by award-winning New Mexico sculptor Star Liana York. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, a chocolate and sweets reception will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in York’s honor – she will be present to meet the public. This show is a rare opportunity to see a selection of York’s early small bronze and sterling silver sculptures that have never been shown in the West.

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York has been receiving awards for her sculptures since she began making art. One of the award-winning works on display is “Postal Exchange,” a miniature bronze picturing a mailbag changing hands between two riders from the backs of rearing horses. In 1981, “Postal Exchange” received a First Place award at the 48th Annual Exhibition of The Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society in Washington, D.C.

Since moving to the Southwest in 1985, Star Liana York has been creating works that reflect her interest in the people, animals, environment and history of the region. She is an avid horsewoman, riding daily on her ranch near Abiquiu, New Mexico, where she finds inspiration surrounded by the vast open vistas.

York says of her creative process, “When a character emerges from a work I am sculpting, I feel touched at a deeply intimate, subconscious level. It is the essence in a work of art that makes it intensely personal and entirely universal at the same time.”

York is one of “Southwest Art’s” 30 most influential artists. In 2013, she was selected as an Honorary Artist at The Millicent Rogers Museum Taos, NM and received the Artist Choice Award at the National Cowgirls Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, TX. Her monumental bronze sculptures are held in collections across the country including the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.; Miami Zoo in Miami, Florida, and Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, New Mexico.

Sorrel Sky Gallery owner, Shanan Campbell Wells, offers, “Star has been showing with us for years and we love her work! I am so excited to feature her early sculptures – especially on Valentine’s Day!”

Sorrel Sky Gallery’s fresh approach to Western art presents a select collection of contemporary and traditional fine art and jewelry for the discerning collector. Sorrel Sky Gallery was founded in Durango, CO in 2002 and opened its Santa Fe, NM location in 2014. It represents over 75 painters, sculptors and jewelers including bronze artist Star Liana York and jewelry artist Ben Nighthorse, among others.

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