These abstracts celebrate motion while examining the transitory nature of comfort, power, and security. Hand painted bubbles innocently float about either morphing into cute shapes or being annihilated by something hard and sharp; objects overtake one another. Abstracted kites whirl over, under, and through the evanescence. The scene is a dance and a battle as contrasting lines and forms converge. I am drawn to the combination of sweet and dangerous. What is created is a bio-mechanical environment and organism as one; something that has no beginning or end, like static, underlying current.


Dana Oldfather was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1978.  She is a self-taught oil painter who has been in exhibitions in galleries and museums across the country, including POV Evolving Gallery in LA, and The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown.  Oldfather is the newest and youngest featured artist at Ink Dish in San Diego, CA, with whom her dinnerware designs were featured in the New York Times.  Oldfather is currently represented at The Bonfoey Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio and eo art lab in Chester, Connecticut with whom her paintings have been featured in the New York Times as well.  Dana Oldfather is proud to have been awarded a residency at the Vermont Studio Center for April, 2011, and to have been included in corporate collections such as Jones Day, Vdara Hotel in Las Vegas, the Cleveland Clinic, and the prestigious Progressive Art Collection.  Some of her biggest art influences and favorite artists are Richard Diebenkorn, Willem DeKooning, Reed Danziger, and Jackie Tileston. She currently lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio.
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