Piece description from the artist
Inverted Space is a collection of my recent figurative collages. My
small personal hand-made collage studies explore the complex spaces
that female figures create in a limited space. Innovative spaces are
created as figures are placed over, next to, and towards each other.
Negative space is used to mirror the figures in the positive space.
Transparent silk fabric is used to continue to develop the interplay
between figure, background/foreground and negative/positive space.
Color is used to flatten the space and to foster a design aspect.
Compositions are studied, enlarged and reduced to the bare essentials.
The collages are a combination of craft papers, fabric and hand-drawn
figures in colored pencil and oil pastels. They vary in size from
five inches to sixty inches.
Christa Diepenbrock is a Dallas artist that received her Bachelors of Art at Hunter College in New York City. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree at Texas Women's University in painting. Her work has been exhibited at the Local Color Gallery and the Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas, Texas and MainSite Gallery in Norman, Oklahoma, as well as in Camel Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. Her work was also included in a group show at the Papier Museum in Dueren, Germany in December 2010.