Amy silberkleit, 2022 juried exhibition
320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
August 20th- September 24th, 2022
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.
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.