Martha Spak Gallery Presents Barbara Januszkiewicz COLOR HARMONY

By Editorial Team on January 31, 2022

Tue, 01 February 2022 - Sun, 06 March 2022

Image courtesy of the artist.

The Gallery at the Wharf is pleased to present an exhibition featuring the work of artist Barbara Januszkiewicz.  The COLOR HARMONY show will run from February 1 – March 6.  The exhibition focuses are her harmonic color palettes and lyrical abstract forms.

Barbara Januszkiewicz, an artist, educator and creative activist, celebrates her love of music by creating artwork with curving color-shapes and lyrical waves achieving an intense visual moment for the viewer.  Applying loose brushstrokes and harmonic color palettes, each painting is named for a song.   As the paintings’ titles ascend in pitch with correlating color schemes, the pitch goes higher and the palette shifts from warm to cool.

The use of color is important and energizing.  For this show, the walls will be layered with paintings of color on unprimed canvas, canvas covered with resin and works on paper.  The artist is able to create vibrant, yet translucent colors influenced by The Washington Color School and her inspirations from Rock and Roll music.  While the artist’s work is reminiscent of Morris Louis, she chooses to utilize brushes to control her fans of color rather than create pours and color fields.  She says, “I find it intriguing that there is a vocabulary that applies to both music and visual art, like movement, patterns and harmonies.”

Gallery hours:

  • Wednesday – Sunday 12-6pm
  • and by appointment

Martha Spak Gallery is an artist-owned gallery exhibiting art by local artists.

Martha Spak Gallery is located at  60 District Square SW.