April 11 to May 16, 2013

Barbara Coleman: Letting the Light In

Barbara Coleman

Barbara Coleman’s large abstract paintings harness contrasting elements into harmonious visual experiences that are at once lyrical and joyful, yet full of depth and complexity.  Coleman uses organic curves and calligraphic forms as illuminating counterpoints to the anchoring geometric and angular shapes. These gestural forms are at times slow and expressive and in other instances pure bold bravado.

Coleman’s palette is both vibrant and nuanced. She uses both color and brushwork to impart sensations of fluctuating opacity and translucency. Her use of shape and tone communicate both a sense of depth and movement. All of these elements converge in perfect balance in an elaborate visual journey for the viewer.