Time: November 17, 2011 at 8:30am to January 10, 2012 at 4pm
Location: Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce
Street: 33 Union Street
Website or Map: http://easthamptoncityarts.bl…
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Easthampton City Arts
Latest Activity: Nov 15, 2011
Sam Pliska will exhibit in the Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce Gallery from November 17 through January 10, 2012.
The mixed media artist will exhibit her abstract paintings and montage sculptures. Although a photographer at heart, Pliska has embarked on new work that uses acrylic, spray paint, wood, wax, ink, alcohol ink, and found objects. The artist explores the concept of beauty and how it can be perceived from different viewpoints. Her abstract paintings are more internalized while her found object sculptures reflect upon kitsch with the use of toys, religious emblems, and more. However she approaches her art, Pliska finds her inspirations from the same place. She says, “I always enter with an open mind, close my eyes, dig deep and let go. No matter what I am working on, I always end up with paint all over me, even if I'm not painting.”
Pliska studied criminal justice at Holyoke Community College and studied art under Dean Nimmer. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. The gallery located at 33 Union Street, Easthampton, MA, is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.