Vermont Sculptor’s Work On Display

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A FAILURE CASCADE by William Ransom is part of his upcoming show at W&L’s Staniar Gallery.

W&L Show Also Features Students’ Efforts

Washington and Lee University’s Staniar Gallery’s upcoming exhibit presents sculptural works from Vermont-based artist William Ransom. The title of the exhibit is “On Hold.” The display will open on Feb. 23 and the sculptures will be on display through March 19, with a virtual talk by the artist on Feb. 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Staniar Gallery is open to W&L community members only via swipe card access to Wilson Hall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (seven days a week). The exhibit can be accessed remotely through a virtual gallery tour, and the artist’s talk will be held over Zoom. Links to both the tour and the talk, which are free and open to the public, will be posted to the gallery’s website:

The exhibition, featuring new work by Ransom and collaborative work created with W&L sculpture students, examines the sense of distress and uncertainty resulting from environmental change and degradation.

Ransom was born and raised on a dairy farm in Vermont, and his work and life continue to be informed by his early material experiences and engagement with the cycles and rhythms at the intersection with the natural world. Ransom received a bachelor’s degree from Bennington College in 2004, and he earned a master’s degree in sculpture from Claremont Graduate University in 2008. He currently teaches sculpture at Marlboro College in Vermont.

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