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The Real Ethereal World

  • Dates: March 6, 2021 - May 22, 2021
  • Location: View Arts Center
  • Address: 3273 St. Rt. 28, Old Forge, NY 13420
  • Phone: (315)369-6411
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: $10/Free Members
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Solo exhibition by Sara Baker Michalak. "I create with imagery that I photograph, paint and draw on substrates of varying translucency, incorporating found papers and ephemera. These become preliminary collages that I revise with cutting and re-collaging, for components in larger pieces. The final works are developed on canvas or panel that I’ve textured with paint or acrylic gel. As depth in material and texture is developed, I remove selected areas (by sanding, scratching, rubbing, washing), exposing aspects of earlier layers and substrate textures. The resulting works suggest the material reality I’m after." Sara Baker Michalak has a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of American Crafts and MA, Interdisciplinary Studies (Humanities/Geoscience) from SUNY Fredonia, NY. She has exhibited her mixed media artworks widely, including at the American Craft Museum in New York; the Burchfield Penny and Albright Knox galleries in Buffalo; International Small Art Show in Atlanta, Georgia; and Cleveland Museum of Art. Baker Michalak works in her studio on the banks of the Canadaway Creek, a Lake Erie tributary in western New York.