FROM KOLAJ 27
Artist Portfolio: Shari Epstein, Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
The question of when a work is a collage and when it is a painting is a good one to consider when viewing Shari Epstein’s work. She maintains a delicate balance between the two and operates at the intersection of collage and painting. An eagle soars through a blue sky scene populated with moments of red, pink, orange, and the tawny colours of old paper.
A portfolio of Shari Epstein’s work appears in KOLAJ #27.
In the “Sandy” series, Epstein, who was living on Sandy Hook Bay in New Jersey during the devastating Superstorm Sandy in 2012, uses photos from the newspaper to tell the story or turmoil and devastation.
Shari Epstein holds a BA from the University of Maryland. She also studied at the Maryland Art Institute, the Vermont Studio Center and the New York Studio School. Epstein lives and works in Long Branch, New Jersey. To see her work in photography, collage and fabric visit the Kolaj Magazine Artist Directory and www.shariepstein.com.