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Joseph Opshinsky: Regional Color

Joseph Opshinsky’s cut paper collages showcase forgotten places, regional wonders, and much more.

At a distance, Opshinsky’s work looks like vibrant silkscreen paintings, but upon closer inspection they are cut paper placed and layered into an intricate collage.​

His artwork will be on view within Roberson from February 28, 2020 – Fall 2020.

 

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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.”

See more examples of his art on his website. 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 for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.