April 8 – 30, 2015
Opening Reception: Sunday, Apr. 12, 2 - 4 pm
Barbara Neulinger grew up in Queens, NY. She attended the LaGuardia
High School of Music and Art, received her BS in Art from Skidmore College,
her MFA in Painting from The Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University,
and attended Skowhegan. She has exhibited regionally at APE, The Oxbow
Gallery, and The Oresman Gallery at Smith College. Nationally and
internationally, she has exhibited in NYC, Mexico City, and in Lecce, Italy.
She lives in Northampton, MA.
These paintings derive from the experience of coming upon a pool of water in the woods. Unruly, the activity of temperature and breeze is quieted and held, momentarily, within the pool. A piece of bright sky melds with shadows while reflections shift and float. The surface and substance of the painting mimics the activity in the pool, where elements in disarray must find order. Both the pools and the paintings, with their inverse compositions, are distillations, wishes, to seize clarity while chaos, embodied by the infinity of elements, encroaches from outside and bubbles up from underneath.