An Affinity for Infinity

November 17, 2011 Zan Strumfeld 0

Artist Ezra Silverman is fascinated with infinity. His metal series “Elements,” which just completed a one-year exhibit at Cafeteria in New Paltz, offers endless possibilities of interpretation. Silverman’s various-sized sheets of metal are scattered with holes, creating shapes of whatever the eye wants to see, from an elephant to the night sky. “I see them like the biggest objects, like the universe, stars, galaxies and I see them as microscopic images of cells, the structures and plants and humans, all sorts of things. And then I see them on our scale too,” said Silverman. The St. Louis, Miss. raised welder moved to Ulster County in 2005 after studying metal at Purchase College. He said […]