Betsy Silverman

Art made entirely from recycled magazine

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Spring 2019 Exhibit Location #45  Wheelchair Accessible

Artists 12  
379 Hammond St
Church of the Redeemer
Chestnut Hill
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Working in a collage style that she calls “fragmented realism,” Betsy Silverman trains her eye upon discarded magazines – which she selects, cuts, and glues to a canvas, in order to transform the old images and text into multidimensional portraits, still lifes, cityscapes, and representations of New England – especially the Boston area. She delights in the challenge of fashioning a new image, while preserving bits of the former representations found in the selected pieces of paper – their individual memories and histories. Betsy chooses each recycled paper remnant for its hue, value, saturation, image content (you will find Red Sox players and other regional or subject-matter references throughout her artwork), and textual relationship to the subjects of her work. Thus, each artwork comprises many layers of meaning – both literally and figuratively.

A graduate of Cornell University, Betsy holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and her work is infused with architectural sensibility – employing perspective, light and shadow, reflections, and the scale of various elements, so as to create a sense of depth and perspective.

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