View opens new exhibit March 6

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OLD FORGE — View, the center for arts and culture at 3273 Route 28, will open a new exhibition, “The Real Ethereal World,” by Sara Baker Michalak, on March 6, which will be on display until May 22.

Baker Michalak has a bachelor’s of fine arts degree from Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of American Crafts and a master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Humanities/Geoscience) from SUNY Fredonia.

“I create with imagery that I photograph, paint and draw on substrates of varying translucency, incorporating found papers and ephemera,” said Baker Michalak. “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 panels that I’ve textured with paint or acrylic gel.”

She said, “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.”

An online exhibition of all the work will also be available on View’s website: ViewArts.org/Exhibitions. 

View follows all local, state and federal COVID guidelines. Temperatures will be taken at the door, masks and social distancing are strictly enforced in the galleries and hand sanitizing stations can be found throughout the building. No more than 20 people will be allowed in the galleries at any given time. 

To learn more about View programming, visit ViewArts.org, or call 315-369-6411.

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