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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.
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.