I've been involved with the diamond shape for a couple years. In this new body of work--a continuation of the Diamond Life series I've been working on plus a new series, Chromatic Geometry, which has given the show its title--I started by fracturing the diamond into a planar crystalline structure and improvising from there. You can see images here, directions here.
I'm pleased to share two excellent reviews about the show.
. In the current issue of Artscope, a New England-based art magazine, Elizabeth Michelman writes, "Her game is formal as she determines what kinds of color relationships to set in motion and how to balance or destabilize them from within the geometrical structures that hold them."
. In Two Coats of Paint, Sharon Butler's widely read blog, Butler writes, "As usual, Mattera demonstrates tremendous mastery over her materials and a seductive approach to color, while introducing some quirky compositional strategies. Although she usually discusses her work in terms of formal exploration, the timeless fascination of the figure-ground reversal that points to our shifting notions of meaning and perception is compelling on a metaphorical level as well."