Installlation

Diana Greenberg

Stick Plant, 2018

Oil and mixed media on canvas

40 x 40 inches

Diana Greenberg

Landscape (Astral Weeks), 2018

Oil and mixed media on linen

36 x 48 inches

Installation

Diana Greenberg

Water Landscape,2018

Oil and mixed media on linen

36 x 48 inches

Diana Greenberg

Ripple III, 2018

Oil and mixed media on linen

36 x 48 inches

Installation

Diana Greenberg

Sparrow II, 2018

Oil and mixed media on linen

60 x 48 inches

Diana Greenberg

Midnight in Harlem III, 2018

Oil and mixed media on linen

60 x 48 inches

 

Installation

Diana Greenberg

Stone Sculpture, 2018

Oil and mixed media on canvas

32 x 32 inches

Diana Greenberg

It Must Have Been the Roses, 2018

Oil and mixed media on canvas

32 x 32 inches

Installation

Diana Greenberg

Home II, 2018

mixed media on paper

30 x 22 inches

Diana Greenberg

Prose (Knocks Me Off My Feet), 2018

Mixed media on paper

30 x 22 inches

Installation

Movement in Color: Diana Greenberg

Octavia Art Gallery | Houston

June 1 – July 6, 2018

Opening Reception: June 1, from 6-8 pm

 

Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to start off the summer season with, Diana Greenberg: Movement in Color.  This exhibition of abstract painting and works on paper is the Austin-based artist’s first solo exhibition with Octavia Art Gallery.

 

Diana Greenberg’s abstract color field paintings are meditations on rhythm and color found in nature.  Her intuitive process begins by taking inspiration from striking color combinations found in her immediate environment, ranging from landscapes to a particular plant or figure.  She draws upon these visual records as a source material for abstraction. Whether painted from memory or photo, these images are translated to the canvas and then transformed through gestural rhythmic brush strokes. The rhythm of her mark-making is often influenced by the records she plays in the studio which are then reflected in the title of each work. Through the construction and deconstruction of these colorful forms, each composition becomes unrecognizable to its source, yet essentially linked back to nature.  Equally important to the composition is the use of negative space, which give breath to the cluster of gestural marks she creates. 

 

In Movement in Color, Greenberg continues her explorations of color, rhythm and nature, while integrating new inspiration from books on Japanese calligraphy, patterns in kimonos, and the album,Wave Length by Van Morrison.  These new paintings achieve a sense of balance between color and space against the calm stillness of the tonal white and grey background.  

 

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.