Rebecca A. Flis
Reflections: The Oscillating Moods of 2020
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.
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  and an MFA in sculpture from the University at Albany (SUNY) . 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.