Sally Urban Silberberg
Artist Sally Silberberg, an
established ceramicist, has transcended this medium after an intense
exploration of “color field” painting... a dramatic departure from her
functional carved ceramic sculptures using translucent colored
Sally began a series of
paintings in her Brooklyn studio in 1991. Her fascination with the
progression of primary colors that were complementary to each other,
without variation of light intensity, led to a succession of images that
used primary colors of the same value and intensity. Edges began to meld
to the center of the composition, achieving the effect of two blocks of
This concept progressed to the
use of five primary colors allowing for complex visual patterning.
The consistency of value among the many colors created a luminous whole,
dissolving boundaries that broke down a structural grid and exposed
colors’ capriciousness. Fascinating structural possibilities evolved as
well as color phenomena. The suggestion of infinity became a reality
within many of the works of art.
Study upon study has made the
transition to large-scale paintings of astonishing beauty captivating
the mind of the viewer to introspective plateaus.
Ingenuity, patience and a
prevailing sense of achievement has made possible a momentous body of
art with variations of structures made possible through shared color
Sally Silberberg began her
studies at the College of Ceramics, Alfred University, NY and continued
a year of independent study at Nickelviksskolan, Stockholm, Sweden.
Sally has designed and produced functional ceramics for retail and
wholesale markets. She is an accomplished ceramicist using the medium of
translucent colored porcelain. Her art ceramic sculptures have been
exhibited at the Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY; the Woodmere Museum,
Philadelphia; East-West Contemporary Ceramics exhibition, Mino, Japan;
and the Institute of Design, Sacramento, CA.
The first solo showing of
Sally’s paintings was held at the Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA. The Parrish
Art Museum, Southampton, NY exhibited her work in a juried exhibition.
She has received numerous awards and a fellowship from the Massachusetts
Sally Silberberg is represented
Audrey Leeds, 201 767-0582;
Marcia Rudy, 212 628-0852;