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Rebecca A. Flis

Reflections: The Oscillating Moods of 2020

Artist Statement:

The contrast between decay and preservation is a prevalent theme in my art. I challenge expectations of material and permanence—whether it is making the intangible solid, the ephemeral enduring, or the stable fleeting. During the COVID-19 quarantine, I spent much of my time rekindling my love for watercolor and charcoal. The artwork I made in quarantine oscillated between apocalyptic themes and depicting common quarantine hobbies and activities. These works, juxtaposed next to photographs of my past sculptures, completes the picture of my 2020 state of mind. Combined, they are an amalgamation of my experiences and reflections from the past eight months.

Artist Bio:

Rebecca A. Flis is interested in a wide range of artistic processes, but her specialty is metal casting. Her academic credentials are a BFA with minors in Art Education and Art History from Alfred University [2014] and an MFA in sculpture from the University at Albany (SUNY) [2018]. Her work has been featured in many shows including Strange World, a solo show, at the Widlund Gallery in North Creek, NY and Passing Time, a three-person show, at the Saratoga Arts Gallery in Saratoga, NY, as well as numerous group shows. She currently lives and works in Schenectady, NY.

Flis’s exhibit will be on display for in-person viewing November 5 – November 30 at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park, Monday, 9am-3pm, Tuesday 12pm-7pm, Wednesday, 9am-3pm, Thursday, 1pm-7pm, Friday, 9am-3pm and Saturday, 12pm-3pm.

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Series

White Horse: Pestilence
watercolor on paper
5″x7″
$288 for set of 4

Red Horse: War
watercolor on paper
5″x7″
$288 for set of 4

Black Horse: Famine
watercolor on paper
5″x7″
$288 for set of 4

Pale Horse: Death
watercolor on paper
5″x7″
$288 for set of 4

Lard Gesture: Hands (One Minute, One Hour, One Day)
digital photograph triptych
8.75″x16.75″
$126.50

Sugar Glass (Two Minutes, Two Hours, Two Days)
digital photograph triptych
8.75″x16.75″
$126.50

Bunch ‘O Beets
watercolor on paper
6″x12″
$100

The Gathering
digital photograph
5″x7″
$58

Pink Roses
watercolor on paper
9″x12″
$125

We Are All Blind To That Which We Choose To Ignore
acrylic on paper
11″x14.75″
$182.20

Relics From The Year 2020 (Safety Goggles)
digital photograph
5″x7″
$58

Red Motorcycle
watercolor on paper
5″x7″
$78

Mythic Mountains
colored pencil on paper
5″x7″
$78

Come And Get ’Em While They’re Hot!
digital photograph
5″x7″
$58

Geralt z Rivii
charcoal on paper
8″x10″
$173

Gaze
charcoal, watercolor an acrylic on paper
8″x10″
$80.50