Artists of Note | Margery Torrey

Capturing the beauty of Earth’s creatures

Margery Torrey, High Country Harvest, bronze, 4 x 6 x 6.

Margery Torrey, High Country Harvest, bronze, 4 x 6 x 6.

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Wyoming-based sculptor Margery Torrey has long been drawn to the wilderness and the “haunting beauty” of the animals that live there. “I seek to analyze that beauty and share it with my collectors and viewers,” Torrey says, adding, “It’s a challenge to distill the complexity of nature and its forms into a cohesive design. Each sculpture has a theme ranging from serene, contemplative designs to dynamic action pieces.”

Torrey enjoys working in bronze because “it is a timeless, lasting material that gleams with reflected light, which adds life to the sculpture,” she says. The artist also appreciates bronze sculpture for its versatility when it comes to the placement of a piece. “I love sculpture indoors or out,” she says. “Properly placed, it creates a focal point that enhances any setting—and its three-dimensionality offers a multitude of views that encourage the viewer to explore and interact with the piece.”

Indeed, this is precisely what viewers of Torrey’s work do. “Torrey brings a creative and unusual aesthetic to her bronzes,” says Vickie Manning of Somerville Manning Gallery, which represents Torrey. “She is as comfortable studying antelope, wolves, and eagles as she is portraying foxes, horses, roosters, and herons. I have loved exhibiting her work for the last 13 years and am always amazed by her vision, which captures the personality and character of her subjects,” Manning adds. —Lindsay Mitchell

In addition to Somerville Manning Gallery in Wilmington, DE, Torrey’s work can be found at Biltmore Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ; Broadmoor Galleries, Colorado Springs, CO; Simpson Gallagher Gallery, Cody, WY;  and Knox Galleries, Beaver Creek, CO.

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