In The Washington Post: Trish Palasik

"Some of the sculptures in Trish Palasik’s Studio Gallery show are akin to the frozen gestures of Liz Lessner's just-closed Honfleur Gallery one: white swoops that appear as ethereal as tangible. Other pieces in Palasik’s “Exploring Forms” look more substantial but aren’t that different in material. The local artist’s most streamlined objects are built with paper and clay; several of the others have bronze-like patinas yet are made of terracotta or cast resin.

The white wisps arc and spiral to express concepts — one is titled “Freedom” — and emotions. The curves of the other works depict the female body, abstracted but recognizable. While the three seemingly metallic “Graces” display various degrees of realism, the paper-and-clay “Grace I Anew” stands somewhere between a figure study and an apparition. Even when derived from actual ones, Palasik's forms are archetypal and elusive."

-Mark Jenkins, the Washington Post, June 2018

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My Sculpture Starts With a Line

A line can be a pencil mark on a piece of paper, but that same line can describe the tension that exists from the point of a shoulder to the supporting heel on the same side of a body.  The quality of the line can make it move very rapidly or ramble slowly, and the rate of speed will determine the degree of tension in the body the line is describing.

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