Artist Ali Silverstein uses paint to explore spontaneous desire, physical gesture, and the negotiation of boundaries.
Silverstein creates her mixed media works by dripping, pooling and sweeping paint on canvases laid directly on the floor of her studio. Some of these pieces form the foundations of her paintings, while others are deconstructed, cut into various shapes and sizes and reintegrated into her work. In this way, she merges the art forms of painting and sculpture, parsing through bits of canvas she has covered with gestures and marks, sometimes made with brushes, other times with brooms, to weave back into her larger compositions. What results are sculptural, multimedia works often attached to exposed wooden frames or hung on curtain rods. Her movement around the studio is half painting, half dance, rooting her practice in the realm of the physical.
Upcoming exhibitions include Deviate / Landscape at the San Diego Art Institute and a solo exhibition of new works at MoCA Tucson.