In “From Rhythm to Form,” I use thinned acrylic paint as stains to form a central atmospheric shape. These "centers," or fields of pure color emerging from an undefined ground, are then shaped by semi-opaque passages where the texture and dramatic gesture of the strokes contrast with the smooth effect of the stain. In relating these circular motifs to the rectangular format, I explore how the spatial effect of colors, their placement and sequence, lets the painting breathe, transforming it into an imaginary space where the power of suggestion resides in the expressive capacity of color and form.
-- Marsha Solomon is an award-winning artist whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and museums. Her abstract paintings “From Rhythm to Form” have been the subject of several solo exhibitions and have appeared in many publications. Audiences in New York, Washington DC, Chicago, and Florida have enjoyed her work, which has also traveled to exhibitions in England, France, Singapore, South Korea, Italy, and Japan.