New Ceramics at the Folk Art Guild

03/21/2024

The Rochester Folk Art Guild announces an upcoming exhibition showcasing new Ceramic work by Emma Silverstein. The exhibition will take place at the East Hill Gallery in Middlesex, NY, from April 19 to April 27, 2024.

The exhibition’s Opening Reception is on Friday, April 19, at 5 p.m. at East Hill Gallery. This event is free and open to the public. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with Silverstein and other Guild artists, enjoy light refreshments, and get a pre-season view of the East Hill Gallery. The Gallery will be open to April 19-21 and April 26-28 from 12pm to 5pm, or by appointment.

Silverstein's sculptural work, a departure from her traditional pottery practice, takes center stage in this exhibition. Through her intricate figurines, she explores themes of growth, death, isolation, and freedom, inviting viewers to ponder life's meaning and their place within it.

"The forms of pottery and inherent qualities of clay capture fleeting moments of expression, breath, and life," says Silverstein. "There is a tension I find with momentary life captured in a material as eternal as stone that I wish to explore."

Emma's work features clay vessels, and sculptural scenes shaped with her fingers, offering visitors a unique glimpse into her creative process. Striding, dancing, wondering, somehow the figurines, with their minimal features, capture a relatable complexity of feeling. Emma Silverstein studied Ceramics at Syracuse University and Ohio University with selected studies abroad in China and India. Emma became a full time resident at the Rochester Folk Art Guild in 2022

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