Beyond the Horizon

a solo exhibition by Colleen Brand @ dvaa

Exhibition Runs: December 1st - December 21st, 2019


public Opening Reception:

Sunday, December 1st, 1-5pm


About the exhibition:

Beyond the Horizon is a solo exhibition of paintings developed over the past year and a half by DVAA member, Colleen Brand. Inspired by colors and landscapes found in nature, Colleen Brand’s paintings explore the horizon line in form and color. She skews our sense of color and space by fracturing the horizon line through her unique application of layered acrylic paints and handmade instruments. The horizon line becomes a tool to obliterate our senses and shift our perspective and expectations. Colleen Brand uses her paintings to communicate her love of landscapes through contemporary abstraction.

About the Artist:

Colleen Brand is an abstract painter who has been showing her work in and around Philadelphia for the last 10 years. She has had solo exhibitions at Easttown Library, Darlington Arts Center, Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center, Gryphon Cafe, MIXX Restaurant, Earth Bread + Brewery, Sweet Mabel, Alliance Bank, Race Street Cafe; and has participated in group exhibitions at Fleisher Art Memorial, Plastic Club, 9th Annual Westhampton Beach Festival of the Arts, 3rd Street Gallery, North Valley Art League, Abington Art Center, Mesquite Fine Arts Center Gallery, RRCA North Gallery, Delaware County Community College (DCCC) Art Gallery, Soho20 Gallery in New York City, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Art in City Hall, and Moravian College. 

Colleen Brand has been recognized for her artistic excellence through awards and honors including Honorable Mention for "See the Forest for the Trees" in the Reconfiguration Show at The Plastic Club in 2018,Second Place for "Going Coastal" Member/Student Show at Fleisher Art Memorial in 2018, Honorable Mention for "Untitled" in the Member/Student Group Show at Fleisher Art Memorial in 2017,First Place for “Puddle Dance” at the Member/Student Group Show at Fleisher Art Memorial in 2014,First Place for “Smoky Horizon” at The Plastic Club in 2013, Best of Show at Moravian College in 2000, and Third Place in Best of Print at Fleisher Art Memorial in 2011.