• Ali Silverstein - Glued Canvas and Acrylic Paint on Canvas - 178 x 240 cm - 2014 / Ali Silverstein
    Glued Canvas and Acrylic Paint on Canvas - 178 x 240 cm - 2014 / Ali Silverstein
  • Ali Silverstein - Glued Canvas and Acrylic Stains on Canvas - 168 x 220 cm -  2014 / Ali Silverstein
    Glued Canvas and Acrylic Stains on Canvas - 168 x 220 cm - 2014 / Ali Silverstein
  • Ali Silverstein - Glued Canvas and Paint on Canvas - 175 x 211 cm - 2014 / Ali Silverstein
    Glued Canvas and Paint on Canvas - 175 x 211 cm - 2014 / Ali Silverstein
  • Ali Silverstein - Glued Canvas and Acrylic Paint on Canvas - 198 x 218 cm - 2013 / Ali Silverstein
    Glued Canvas and Acrylic Paint on Canvas - 198 x 218 cm - 2013 / Ali Silverstein
  • Ali Silverstein - Glued Shapes and Paint on Canvas - 198 x 218 cm - 2013 / Ali Silverstein
    Glued Shapes and Paint on Canvas - 198 x 218 cm - 2013 / Ali Silverstein
  • Ali Silverstein - Acrylic on Canvas - 61 x 81 in - 2013 / Ali Silverstein
    Acrylic on Canvas - 61 x 81 in - 2013 / Ali Silverstein
  • Ali Silverstein - Hanging and Glued Canvas and Acrylic Paint on Canvas - 218 x 182 cm - 2013 / Ali Silverstein
    Hanging and Glued Canvas and Acrylic Paint on Canvas - 218 x 182 cm - 2013 / Ali Silverstein
  • Ali Silverstein - Hanging Canvas and Glued Canvas and Paint on Canvas - 166 x 205 cm -  2014 / Ali Silverstein
    Hanging Canvas and Glued Canvas and Paint on Canvas - 166 x 205 cm - 2014 / Ali Silverstein
  • Ali Silverstein - Glued Shapes and Paint on Canvas - 160 x 238 cm - 2013 / Ali Silverstein
    Glued Shapes and Paint on Canvas - 160 x 238 cm - 2013 / Ali Silverstein
  • Ali Silverstein -

Selected Work 2013-2014

An expansion of the delineation and layering that informed previous paintings, this new work expands Silverstein’s language.  In earlier work, translucent shapes of color are overlapped in delicate layers, pigment collecting at the edges of puddles to subtly highlight line and boundary.  Now, scissors perforate the canvas, and shapes are glued or hung, creating textile-like, large-scale wall hangings.

These new paintings emerge “from anything—the corner of the room, a vision of a yellow arc, the feeling of California”, are not predetermined or designed, and take on their own surprising life as they evolve.  Each seems to fall loosely into one of the genres of “still life”, “landscape”, or “portrait”, but this categorization feels more of an entertainment than a necessity.