Those who are not conversant in works of art are often surprised at the high value set by connoisseurs on drawings which appear careless, and in every respect unfinished; but they are truly valuable... they give the idea of a whole.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Carla Falb

Posted by Charley Parker at 4:03 pm

Carla Falb
New Jersey based artist Carla Falb finds inspiration in the roller coasters that tower above that state’s Atlantic Ocean beachfront resorts.

Her portrayals, based on her own riding experience and photographs, are at times more or less abstract. In their swing toward realism, blurred with speed and imbued with the disorienting sense of chaotic motion, at the other end of that spectrum, calm and sculpturally geometric.

There are two series on Falb’s website (accessed from a hidden pop-out menu at left), one of roller coasters, the other of nightlife and exotic dancers.

Paintings from both series have been selected for an exhibition titled Euphoria: New Paintings by Carls Falb at the Alumni Sales Gallery of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, here in Philadelphia. The show is on display until July 28, 2013.

The recent storm damage to the New Jersey coast prompted a more straightforward representation of a roller coaster from Falb that is currently the frontspiece of her website, depicting the Jet Star coaster that was washed out from Seaside Heights (above, second from bottom).

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  1. Comment by David J. Teter
    Sunday, June 23, 2013 @ 3:23 am

    Just fabulous, her paintings are so many things all at once.
    And she has the chops as proven in the straightforward representation of the Jet Star at sea.

  2. Comment by Joanne Ridner
    Sunday, July 21, 2013 @ 8:36 am

    Hi Carla, I would like to purchase your Jet Star print but I dont know how to go about it. I am not good on the computer at all. Help !

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