From The Studio
“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.”
- Hannah Hoel, The Huffington Post