Clay on Main, based in the historic village of Oley, Pennsylvania, has established itself as a great local arts center for young and old alike. On September 18th, it opened its latest exhibition, featuring local photographers Amy Forsyth, Patricia Scialo, and Barbara Thun.
The exhibit was curated by Kristen Woodward, with a goal towards showcasing the unseen influences of each these contrasting artists.
About Amy Forsyth:
My work is currently in the medium of sculptural furniture, and also in music. I spend most of my time doing three things: designing and building furniture and sculptural pieces, teaching design at Lehigh University, and playing music, most often with friends. I do not restrict myself to one particular medium; I make drawings and objects of wood, I studied architecture, have worked in clay, studied dance, etc. This is both my strength and my weakness. I am not as good of a craftsperson as someone who spends all their time in one discipline, but because I am not restricted by medium, this gives me new ways of discovering and conjoining ideas.
About Patricia Scialo:
My continued concentration with alternative photographic processes has taken on a mixed-media approach. When altering the surface of a photographic print I use materials such as oil, graphite, encaustic and found-materials for embedding.
These techniques allow me to build layers, adding depth to the photographic imagery. Hand work is vital to the print-making process.
Rediscovered through the lens of my camera, the subject is often transformed, recreated, with the intention to give the viewer a desire to pause and look closer.
Light is the element of design that catches my eye when looking at subjects. Light allows me to enhance the subject and create a point of interest. Light allows the magic to happen when processing with photographic chemistry.
About Barbara Thun:
Color and texture, the written word and combinations of images and mediums are the basis of my work.
We exist in a precarious balance with all of nature. My work seeks to remind us of the overwhelming power and beauty of this world – and our insignificance. The power to destroy lies always just behind or below the surface of its beauty.
My present work includes a tactile involvement with three dimensional natural forms and drawings that reflect a more abstract approach to the color and texture of the land – both mediums reflecting the mystery and power of the natural world.
The exhibit will be open for viewing until October 23rd.
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