Sabra Field, Vermont Printmaker
September 25, 2015 - November 14, 2015
In conjunction with Of Land & Local, BCA was proud to include the work of Sabra Field, Vermont Printmaker as a pop-up exhibition. Of Land & Local is a multidisciplinary, multi-site exhibition designed by Burlington City Arts to initiate a dialogue about issues surrounding art and the environment. Vermonters’ shared history in land and pride for the local lay the groundwork for the many projects undertaken for this exhibition. Known internationally for her prints depicting Vermont’s pastoral landscape, Sabra’s Field’s work contributes to the dialog through her connection to the land and its influence on her work. Her career has spanned a period that parallels a distinct migration of education activists fleeing the cities and suburbs of the U.S. North east for Vermont, in search of a more authentic experience. As a pioneer of this movement, Field said, ‘Vermont was beautiful and Vermonters unpretentious, generous, and understood ‘home occupation’. I was free to be me.” Field’s continuing ability to tap into a collective desire for beauty and simplicity has made her works as symbolic of Vermont values (environmental stewardship, social justice, hard work) as it was of the Landscape itself.
A selection of her work that spanned her interest in the human experience with nature was on view in BCA’s multi-use event space, the Lorraine B. Good room, on the second floor.