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Binghamton, NY–Roberson Museum and Science Center is pleased to announce the opening of a new, must-see art exhibition by Joseph Opshinsky on Friday, February 28.

This body of work showcases the Northern Pennsylvania and Binghamton region in the most vibrant colors. What’s perhaps most impressive about these pieces is Opshinsky’s use of cut paper placed and layered to create intricate collages of forgotten landscapes, reclaimed architecture, and daily life.

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Iron Bridge in Binghamton, NY. Art piece made out of layered cut paper by Joseph Opshinsky.

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, [outdoor] sketches and watercolor studies have become the starting point for my cut paper collages.”

Visitors will enjoy 50 pieces of Opshinsky’s work, which range from flowering rural landscapes and decaying structures to aspects of everyday life. Opshinsky has an eye for taking places we pass by every day and focusing the viewer on something unnoticed. Creating a renewed interest and attention to the spaces we inhabit.

 

This exhibition will be on view within Roberson’s second-floor gallery from February 28, 2020 – August 23, 2020. There will also be a member-exclusive opening on February 27.

 

See more examples of Joseph Opshinsky’s art on his website. You can also follow him on Instagram and Facebook at @JosephOpshinskyFineArt

Support 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 on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.