Discover Local Artists: Kocabasi, Perry and Rybovich

Mary Woerner Fine Arts exhibits SST, a group exhibition of finely worked paintings and drawings by three Palm Beach County artists through February 13.

SST stands for the collective formed by the three: Sibel Kocabasi of Lake Worth, Sam Perry of West Palm Beach and Terre Rybovich of Lantana. By working together the accomplished artists push each other to be their best, and to see how much they can achieve in a huge and globalized art market.

Terre Rybovich
Terre Rybovich

“All three of us are unabashed in our pursuit of beauty, and of accessibility in our imagery rather than pure abstraction,” Terre Rybovich said. “Viewed together our works reinforce these unifying strengths and that creates new energy.”

Rybovich invites viewers to step out of their usual mode of thinking and to join her in finding images in the charcoal blurs.

“I begin the process by blackening a large sheet of heavy paper with charcoal, then I lie down naked on the paper to leave an imprint of my body. Here I’ve cut that large sheet of paper into small drawings, which I then detailed with more charcoal and eraser.”

Terre Rybovich’s “Excerpt #1,” is a charcoal on paper, 30 by 22 inches, and priced at $350.
Sibel Kocabasi
Sibel Kocabasi

Sibel Kocabasi’s latest series focuses on the relationship between humans and animals. “I wanted to share my empathy for the animals. I hope people will identify with my subjects and sense the individual personality, the humor and the frustrations

“I have tried to capture in each. In some of the new paintings I have been using a more realistic approach, which is intended to allow to viewer to better connect with the subjects.”

Sibel Kocabasi’s “Your First Cousin,” 6 by 6 inches, oil-on-wood, priced at $380.
Sam Perry
Sam Perry

Sam Perry’s works from his “Starbuck’s Series” depict the feelings that are created during social interaction, he said. “They are about the energy that exists in social settings, more than about likeness.”

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Sam Perry’s, “Untitled,” 9-by-12-inch ink and marker, $400.

Mary Woerner FINE ARTS is at 3700 S. Dixie Highway, #6, West Palm Beach. For information, call (561) 832-3233 or visit