The American Fabric Arts Building is proud to be home to many exciting contemporary artists. Linda Colletta is known for her boldly colorful, compelling abstract painting. Not only is she a full-time artists, but she is the artistic director for D2 Interieurs, and recently had a very successful solo show, GEOMETRIK, at the Gallery at Lillian August in Norwalk. If you weren’t able to attend, an extensive selection of Colletta’s original’s can be seen at LindaColletta.com or prints of her work at OneKingsLane.com
What we really appreciate about Linda’s work is the luminosity of the paintings: they have a sense of light that brightens and lifts the space they’re in. The size of the work is a statement in itself – no one can ignore a Linda Colletta painting, as the play of colors so absolutely freed from the rigors of representationally simultaneously captures and calms the eye, allowing the viewer a deeper level of access to the ways the universe can be understood.
From The Artist’s Website
When asked about inspiration, Linda replied, “I am endlessly fascinated by places where man & nature meet...like a telephone line across a skyline at dusk or a tiny patch of grass in the middle of a cement jungle or a fence marking the end of a rolling field. The line against the form is not only a source of beautiful abstraction but also speaks to our futile attempts as humans to contain or control this wild world. It makes me giggle every time. And it reminds me to just let go.”
Linda has described her progression as an artist as a lifelong process of exploration and discovery. We’re happy that some of this process has happened here, in the American Fabrics Building. Artists are so influenced by the space they work in: when you have the ability to shut out the distractions of the world and focus on your process, great things happen.
Interested viewers are welcome to schedule studio visits. To do so, contact Linda Colletta here.