Amy silberkleit, 2022 juried exhibition

320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY

August 20th- September 24th, 2022

 Artist Statement:

My work explores the visible effects of natural forces on objects and scenes. Clouds form and reform, roads and fields recede into the distance, buildings, plants and animals age and decay. The sun rises and sets, and its light and heat change the look of our world dramatically between dawn and dusk, winter and summer. I select an object or scene that will be interesting to draw. I then compose the subject and draw it, making hundreds of decisions regarding degree of detail, intensity of shading, what elements to emphasize and which to obscure or leave out entirely.

 The tonal range made possible by the lithography stone’s fine texture lends itself perfectly to highly detailed representational art. Along with the joy of drawing on stone, the lithographic process itself has many rewards. Preparing the surface of the stone, etching the finished drawing, mixing the ink, setting the pressure and pulling the print are all challenging and satisfying. 

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Saturday: 12pm-4pm

Sunday: Closed

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