Dana Oldfather, ‘Bra3’, 2016, Duane Reed Gallery

About Dana Oldfather

Using oil, acrylic, and pigment on linen, Oldfather creates large-scale abstract works that writhe their way out of any binary definition of is or is not. “I am drawn to the combination of wild and tamed, sweet and dangerous, solid and ephemeral, flesh and machine, agricultural and technological,” says Dana Oldfather. Using oil, acrylic, and pigment on linen, Oldfather creates large-scale abstract works that writhe their way out of any binary definition of is or is not. Each work addresses a dynamic conflict, and the subject matter never sits still. Blobs, swatches, and orbs of color undulate in and out of harmony with thick and thin lines. Space, as we know it, doesn’t matter. The forms of both nature and the human figure fascinate Oldfather, and inspire her compositions, though never explicitly. Her works illustrate flux, whether through painting, drawing, or installation, and challenge our experiences of space.

American, b. 1978

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