Imagining nature at a cellular level: molecules as a metaphor, everything about our environment is a whirlwind of activity in which we are only a small part.  This natural energy keeps the weather cycling, resides over growth in Petrie dishes and
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Paula Overbay
Paula Overbay, Evaporation I, 2014, Acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 x 1.5 inches

2015

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Imagining nature at a cellular level: molecules as a metaphor, everything about our environment is a whirlwind of activity in which we are only a small part. This natural energy keeps the weather cycling, resides over growth in Petrie dishes and changes our consumed bread into cells. Our world is in constant flux where the elements exchange from one cell to another as common as breathing and as mysterious as the stars. The dots in Overbay’s paintings represent this world of throbbing particles as mass, line and pattern. Moving dots smoothly from one element to another represents the transference of energy and remains one of the most important formal considerations to resolve each time. The journey starts from a single point and continues into color masses that coalesce and disintegrate like the murmurations of birds or run in long strings like beads and curl into snails. The many dots turn into form. Paula Overbay’s work has been exhibited nationally and regionally. Selected solo exhibitions include the Muriel Guepin Gallery, Brooklyn and New York, NY; Jeffrey Coploff Gallery, New York, NY; Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland OR; Mixture Gallery, Houston, TX; Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Portland State University, Portland, OR; Jamison/Thomas Gallery, Portland, OR and Eastern Washington University, Spokane, WA. Selected group exhibitions include ODETTA, New York, NY; Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY; Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn NY; Victoria Hall Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ; Schema Projects, Brooklyn, NY; The Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, NY; New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY; College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ; OK Harris Gallery, New York, NY; Paris Paper Fair, France; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; Pacific NW Bell Headquarters, Seattle, WA; Giuistina Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Anchorage History and Fine Arts Museum, Anchorage, AK; Carnegie Museum of Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh, PA. Overbay has been awarded three residencies at the Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL; two residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH; a residency at the Constance Saltonstall Foundation of the Arts, Ithaca, NY and a residency at Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium. Overbay holds an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and a BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR. Her work is in numerous public, private, and corporate collections. Overbay’s work can be found at Muriel Guepin Gallery and ODETTA in New York, NY and Kentler International Drawing Space in Brooklyn NY. She currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

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  • Artist
    Paula Overbay (American)
  • Creation Year
    2015
  • Medium
  • Dimensions
    H 12 in. x W 12 in. x D 1.5 in.H 30.48 cm x W 30.48 cm x D 3.81 cm
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Item Location
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  • Reference Number
    LU17224766012
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