Old Forge, New York (February 2021) — View, the Center for Arts and Culture in Old Forge, New York, announces the opening of a new exhibition, “The Real Ethereal World” by Sara Baker Michalak, on March 6 and will be on display until May 22.

Sara Baker Michalak has a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of American Crafts and MA, Interdisciplinary Studies (Humanities/Geoscience) from SUNY Fredonia, NY.

“I create with imagery that I photograph, paint and draw on substrates of varying translucency, incorporating found papers and ephemera. These become preliminary collages that I revise with cutting and re-collaging, for components in larger pieces. The final works are developed on canvas or panels that I’ve textured with paint or acrylic gel. As depth in material and texture is developed, I remove selected areas(by sanding, scratching, rubbing, washing), exposing aspects of earlier layers and substrate textures. The resulting works suggest the material reality I’m after,” says Baker Michalak.

An online exhibition of all the work will also be available on View’s website: ViewArts.org/Exhibitions.

View follows all local, state and federal COVID guidelines. Temperatures will be taken at the door, masks and social distancing are strictly enforced in the galleries and hand sanitizing stations can be found throughout the building. No more than 20 people will be allowed in the galleries at any given time.

View is located at 3273 State Route 28 in Old Forge, NY. To learn more about View programming, visit ViewArts.org, or call (315) 369-6411.