Sara Carter, Grounded 60 3 (diptych), Georgia Carter Fox, Panel 5 (detail), Diana Greenberg, Grasshopper (detail)

Install

Georgia Carter Fox

Panel 5, 2015

Pencil on paper

37 x 27 inches (framed)

Georgia Carter Fox

Panel 7, 2015

Pencil on paper

37 x 27 inches (framed)

Georgia Carter Fox

Panel 4, 2015

Pencil on paper

37 x 27 inches (framed)

Install 

Georgia Carter Fox

Glitch, 2017

Oil on canvas

30 x 26 inches

Georgia Carter Fox

Dayglow, 2017

Oil on canvas

30 x 24 inches

Georgia Carter Fox

The Pines, 2013

Grpahite and pencil on paper

42 x 58.5 inches (unframed)

Install

Diana Greenberg

Grasshopper, 2017

Oil and mixed media on canvas

40 x 60 inches

Diana Greenberg

Art Deco II (Walking Man), 2017

Oil and mixed media on canvas

60 x 48 inches

Diana Greenberg

Pontchartrain Hotel, 2017

Oil and mixed media on Canvas

36 x 48 inches

Install

Sara Carter

Grounded 60 3, 2012

Acrylic on canvas

96 x 48 inches

 

Sara Carter

Grounded 60 11, 2013

Acrylic on canvas

60 x 60 inches

Sara Carter

Grounded 60 5, 2012

Acrylic on canvas

72 x 72 inches

Install

Sara Carter

Commotion 4, 2016

Graphite, flashe, acrylic on 300lb cold press paper

26.5 x 22.5 (framed)

 

Sara Carter

Commotion 1, 2016

Graphite and flashe on 300lb cold press paper

26.5 x 22.5 inches (framed)

Sara Carter

Surface 80, 2016

Flashe on 300lb cold press cotton paper

26.5 x 22.5 inches (framed)

Sara Carter 

Surface 88, 2016

Flashe on 300lb cold press cotton paper

26.5 x 22.5 (framed)

Sara Carter 

Commotion 6, 2016

Graphite, flashe, acrylic on 300lb cold press paper

26.5 x 22.5 inches (framed)

Sara Carter 

Surface 86, 2016

Flashe on 300lb cold press cotton paper

26.5 x 22.5 inches

Sara Carter 

Commotion 3, 2016

Graphite and flashe on 300lb cold press cotton paper

26.5 x 22.5 inches (framed)

Sara Carter

Surface 87, 2016

Flashe on 300lb cold press cotton paper

26.5 x 22.5 inches (frmaed)

Sara Carter

Commotion 2, 2016

Graphite and flashe on 300lb cold press cotton paper

26.5 x 22.5 inches (framed)

Sara Carter

Grounded 60 (Zoom) 29, 2016

Acrylic on canvas

36 x 36 inches

in tandem

Octavia Art Gallery | Houston

July 14 – September 2, 2017

Opening Reception: July 14, 6-8pm

 

This summer, Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present in tandem, an exhibition featuring three native Texan artists: Sara Carter, Georgia Carter Fox and Diana Greenberg. 

 

Sara Carter’s Grounded 60 Series paintings are abstract narratives dealing with the cultural phenomena of the 1960s. Using paint to create tension between boundaries of color, Carter captures the frenetic energy of the era through loose, erratic gestures. Also included in the exhibition are works on paper from Carter’s Surface and Commotion series. In these series, Carter introduces a multitude of media to paper as a means to apply, practice and experience principals of order and beauty inherent in her oeuvre.

 

Carter was born in Houston, TX, and currently lives in Austin, TX. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She has exhibited in solo exhibitions at Graystone, San Francisco, CA, as well as in group exhibitions at Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA; the Monterey Museum of Art-La Mirada, Monterey, CA; and at the DiRosa, in Napa, CA, where her work is part of their permanent collection.

 

Georgia Carter Fox’s landscape drawings are process oriented, deliberate and detailed. Three drawings included in the exhibition, Panel 4, Panel 5 and Panel 7, reference grisaille - the French decorative wallpaper, popularized in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. For these drawings, Carter Fox digitally alters photos of grisaille wallpaper, re-drawing the new pixilated versions by hand with mechanical pencils, on handmade paper. In contrast, her newest canvases evoke a looser, joyful abandon into the realm of abstract expression and color field studies.

 

Carter Fox was born in Houston, TX, where she currently resides. She received her MFA in studio art at The University of Texas in Austin, TX, and her BFA in painting and drawing from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, CA. She has shown at David Shelton Gallery in Houston, TX; Maniac Gallery in Los Angeles, CA; amongst others in Oakland, CA and in the Houston area.

 

Diana Greenberg’s newest paintings continue her explorations in color and emotion, with nature and music serving as inspirational guides. Art Deco II (Walking Man) references the James Taylor song, Walking Man while Grasshopper, was influenced by both Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural sketches and the music of Sam Cooke. A pure study in color, Pontchartrain Hotel was inspired by a room the artist stayed in at the legendary Garden District hotel in New Orleans. Stating that the room had an intriguing color story, she was motivated to examine and experiment, to further a particular color exploration. 

 

Greenberg was born in Dallas, TX, and currently lives in Austin, TX. She received her BBA from The University of Texas in Austin, TX. She has shown at Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX; The Contemporary, Austin, TX; Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA; the Geovinsky Gallery of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO; amongst others. Her work is included in the several corporate collections, including Memorial Sloan Kettering, Sabine Oil and Gas, The Fairmont Hotel in Scottsdale, AZ and the South Congress Hotel in Austin, TX.

 

The artists included in in tandem share similar principles in their explorations of shapes, colors, and forms found in nature. Though distinctly unique in their approaches, these artists share the intent to gratify our aesthetic senses. The pursuit of which results in works that are wholly independent from any original visual or inspirational references.