HMPC Gallery - October Artist
Gallery at High Mountain Presbyterian Church in Franklin Lakes is presenting
works by artist Sylvia Taylor for the month of October.
Ms. Taylor resides in an artist live/work space in a renovated 1905
Firehouse in the Valley Arts District, Orange, NJ. An observer and
lifetime artist, Sylvia creates one-of-a-kind collages and studio jewelry.
Sylvia's collages have been
described as rich, mysterious and complex; thought provoking, with a hint of
intrigue below the surface. Her collages are colorful with texture and depth
created in the layering technique she uses. A variety of handmade and
appropriated papers are attached with archival glue to an acid free watercolor
paper base, with additional touches of color via acrylic paint. Using a
consistent, contained format for the collages allows for abundant discovery for
the maker and viewer.
About the collages, Sylvia
expresses, “My collages are about our experience of the moment; defined by
layers of history, not all visible, but nonetheless, still experienced. The
hidden layers create a richness that otherwise would not be.”
Sylvia studied at California College
of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA and Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ,
and has exhibited extensively in the area.
Gallery is located in the church at 730 Franklin Lake Road, Franklin Lakes, NJ
07417 201-891-0511. Gallery Hours are