Barbara Sternberger
Musing

Oil paintings

May 6 - May 29, 2010


With Musing, Barbara Sternberger turns her gaze away from the study of stillness, toward the experience of motion and the ever-changing possibilities contained within it. Sternberger does not pre-plan her paintings, instead the content of the painting is revealed as she creates it. The works are self-generating, and gradually evolve, not impacted by the external world of objects, or by the desire to depict a “thing.” The pieces refer to something familiar, but are inexact. They are not replicas of reality, but offer some whiff of shared knowledge or experience. Relating to the experience of hearing music, movement can drive the viewer’s experience of the piece, guiding them through color and form, giving equal importance to both what is seen, and how it is perceived.

Barbara Sternberger has exhibited both regionally and nationally, and her paintings are included in numerous private and public collections. A lecturer at Western Washington University, she lives and works in Bellingham, Washington.

Exhibition Images

Amid
Amid
oil on canvas
37.25 x 45.5 inches

  Waltz
Waltz
oil on canvas
73.25 x 57.25 inches

  Tempo
Tempo
oil on canvas on panel
41 x 45 inches

  Sonata
Sonata
oil on canvas
62.5 x 65.25 inches

  Signal
Signal
oil on canvas
26 x 25.5 inches

  River Walk
River Walk
oil on canvas
55.5 x 73.25 inches

  Respite
Respite
oil on canvas
49.25 x 57.25 inches

  Notes
Notes
oil on linen
25.25 x 25.25 inches

  Nearing
Nearing
oil on linen
25.25 x 25.25 inches

  Hiatus
Hiatus
oil on linen
25.25 x 30.5 inches

  Gust
Gust
oil on linen
25.25 x 25.25 inches

  Fables
Fables
oil on linen
49.25 x 57 inches

  Dance
Dance
oil on linen
30.75 x 25 inches

  Visiting
Visiting
oil on canvas
65.25 x 59.25 inches

  Reverie Corral
Reverie Corral
oil on canvas
65.25 x 59.25 inches