Silvia Poloto "Crush Studies" photo
Silvia Poloto "Crush Studies," objects printed on rice paper and cast in fiberglass and resin

Silvia Poloto announces new series of artworks and a group show

Shipyard artist Silvia Poloto announces:

New series “Beauty and the Inner Beast”

Lately I have been using photography in conjunction with my paintings, making use of acrylic paint to emerge my photographs in a dream-like state.

For this project I photographed two close friends, who became my muses. I also photographed weird objects, birds and other odd things which I view as symbols of things I yet don’t quite understand.

I am calling this new series “Beauty and the Inner Beast”, where I explore the human condition and the duality of beauty and inner turmoil. Pleasure inspires me, but so does pain. I am including below a sneak peek of some pieces I have created.

The 3 pieces below are at my studio right now. Each is 48″x48″ mounted on wood. If you’d like to see these pieces in person, schedule a studio visit by calling 415-305-7470 or emailing silvia@poloto.com

Group show “Material Matters” at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley

I will be showing “Crush Studies”. This series began as a collection of eclectic objects which I made or found. I then chose to print 25 of these “studies” on rice paper, then cast each image in fiberglass and resin, forever encapsulated and transformed once again into an object. This is one of my favorite pieces to date and it will be available for purchase.

Material Matters
March 1 – 30, 2023

Seager Gray Gallery, 108 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941
https://seagergray.com/ | 415.384.8288

Reception for the Artists: Saturday, March 11, 4 – 6pm

Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11pm – 5:00pm, Sunday 12 – 5pm or by appointment

From expected to highly unlikely materials, we explore the textures, qualities, techniques and symbolism of the things artist use to express themselves. This year’s exhibition includes works in wood, wire, paper, gold leaf, glass, clay, LED lights, fiberglass, resin, mica, lead, used socks and sweaters, garden stakes, canvas, thread, steel, rust and plaster.

Artists include: Robert Adams, Mari Andrews, Renée Bott, Sara Burgess, Arminée Chahbazian, Club S+S with Stephen Paul Day and Sibylle Peretti, Michelle Gregor, Vince Koloski, Michele Landel, Nancy Legge, Manberg Projects with Joanna Manousis, Dharma Strasser MacColl, Jann Nunn, Jenny Phillips, Silvia Poloto, Maria Porges, Chuck Potter, Katie Richardson, Jane Rosen, Nick Taylor, and Diane Williams.

Nancy Legge, Manberg Projects with Joanna Manousis, Dharma Strasser MacColl, Jann Nunn, Jenny Phillips, Silvia Poloto, Maria Porges, Chuck Potter, Katie Richardson, Jane Rosen, Nick Taylor, and Diane Williams.

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