Art Exhibit: Re>formations by Susan Richman at the Somers Library

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Somers Library, Rte 139 & Reis Park, NY, USA
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Art Exhibit: Re>formations by Susan Richman at the Somers Library
February 1 – 28, during library hours

In this artist’s work, objects and dyes are layered in viscous liquids that are frozen to create temporary sculptures. Techniques involving mixing chemicals to the dyes as well as melting the layers and edges of the objects create imperfect shapes and ranges of color that are then photographed.
Two new series are featured in this exhibition. In the first, common botanical materials found on walks are used; in the second shards of glass from broken bottles.
Both series use white backgrounds and are illuminated with rays of light that pass through the sculptures. Similar to scientific specimens, the images are isolated from their surroundings for better observation. The original materials collected are no longer in existence, but the sculpted specimens exist as photographs and are preserved for display.

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