Roberson is pleased to show the artwork of Joseph Opshinsky in the second floor gallery.
At a distance, Opshinsky’s work looks like vibrant paintings, but upon closer inspection they are cut paper placed and layered into an intricate collage.
Statement from Joseph Opshinsky:
“My art is rooted in the natural world and landscapes of Pennsylvania. The effects of the localized scenery, the remnants of past industry, and the plants and animals that inhabit the region have provided inspiration throughout my career. I strive to reveal the inherent beauty of overlooked and forgotten places, especially scenes reclaimed by nature.
“Over the past several years, my process has evolved from traditional painting and drawing to working in collaged paper. This medium provides an engaging set of challenges in terms of color, composition, and representation, all beginning with a contour line drawing. More recently, plein air sketches and watercolor studies have become the starting point for my cut paper collages.”
His artwork will be on view within Roberson from February 28, 2020 – August 23, 2020.
Support for this exhibition is provided by the general operations support grants from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council; the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation; the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Program, administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreational, and Historical Preservation; and the New York State Council for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.