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Joseph Opshinsky Here & ThereFrameWorks Studio & Gallery presents: Joseph Opshinsky Here & There

October 10 – November 28, 2015. Opening Reception: Saturday, October 10, 2015: 5-8 P.M.

On display beginning October 10th, FrameWorks Studio & Gallery proudly presents Here & There, a solo exhibition featuring twelve new cut-paper collages by Joseph Opshinsky. From the artist who created last spring’s popular Philadelphia A to Z series, Here & There showcases large-scale collages inspired by two Pennsylvania cities significant in the artist’s life – Scranton and Philadelphia.

The exhibition runs October 10 to November 28 with an artist’s opening reception on Saturday, October 10, 2015, from 5-8 p.m. The exhibition and opening reception at FrameWorks Studio & Gallery are FREE and open to the public. Through Here & ThereJoseph Opshinsky invites the viewer to explore the two locales through the eyes of one who has called both cities, “home”. Though connected to each city, Opshinsky’s depictions juxtapose the observations of a native resident, intimately tied to the region’s heritage, to that of a transplanted inhabitant – observing and creating history anew.

In Here & ThereJoseph Opshinsky demonstrates an evolution of his unique medium, cut paper collage, elevating his craft with the increased intricacy and delicacy. The vibrant color palette further enhances the divergent perspectives. In the Scranton works, Opshinsky’s palette – a stark contrast from the traditionally muted colors of post-industrial representations – challenges the viewer to discover the unexpected beauty in forgotten or overlooked settings. In contrast, the bold assemblage of cut paper revealing Philadelphia’s most iconic landscapes offers the historic landmarks a renewed vibrancy, created by fresh perspective.

Joseph Opshinsky’s award-winning work has been selected for regional exhibitions at galleries, including the State Museum of Pennsylvania, Savery Gallery, Roberson Museum, and GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, since 2004. Most recently, Opshinsky’s small scale cut-paper collage series, Philadelphia A-Z, was featured in a joint exhibition with Philadelphia-artist, Mark Price at FrameWorks Studio & Gallery. In addition, Opshinsky has completed seven public murals for the City of Scranton. Opshinsky is a fine arts graduate of The University of the Arts and Keystone College.

FrameWorks Studio & Gallery, serving the Philadelphia community since 2008, is located at 2103 Walnut Street in Philadelphia. FrameWorks Studio & Gallery is open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday by appointment. For more information on Here & There, call 215.567.6800 or visit www.JosephOpshinsky.com

Thank you to Kylie P. Grant, UArts BFA ’03 (Painting & Drawing), Owner,FrameWorks Studio & Gallery for the content of this post.

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