Dianna Vosburg’s studio is gently lit by diffused sunlight filtering down from old mill-building style windows. The eye wanders from a shelf of books to racks of canvas yet-to-be painted; on the far wall is a mysterious source of light — a row of oil paintings that seem to glow from within.
Whether it be points of light peeking through writhing fabric or a vibrant cosmic glow — Vosburg’s artwork has an eye-catching visual complexity and depth that is matched by the concepts behind her work. Soon to be on display at Kingston Gallery in Boston from March 30 through May 1, the “Arrival” series takes ideas of revelation and revolution and abstracts them in a way that bridges the gap between the physical and conceptual.
Vosburg is fascinated by how a painting on canvas can reflect the human experience back on the viewer. “A painting recapitulates our condition,” she said. “Because it is a material form, but it also has an epiphenomenon of light and consciousness and it’s all embedded — sort of like how we ourselves are embedded in our bodies, inseparably.”