Deanna Schwartzberg’s exhibit of paintings; Primal Connections, will hold an opening reception at The Art Museum of the Americas, OAS/ AMA F Street Gallery, 1889 F street, NW, Washington, DC 20006, on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
In the paintings of Deanna Schwartzberg we contemplate the sensuality of nature and the human form. In her larger works elements of nature merge with the figure reaffirming her belief that humankind and the environment are inseparable. Included in the exhibit is an installation of 28 small paintings of faces inspired by her poem, “Primal connections”. In the poem she uses a female voice, her own, to express our relationship with nature. These works don’t seek to illustrate the poem as much as to find their own poetic rhythm to illuminate the flux and flow of humanity and the natural world. Schwartzberg’s art sets up a dynamic of color, light and form that sweeps through the canvas suggesting the sweep of natural phenomena and the role of humanity as part of this display.