Portamento: shifting color, Diane Lachman at Muse Gallery

painting by Diane Lachman
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015

In her third solo show at MUSE Gallery, Philadelphia artist, Diane Lachman continues new  work that expreses her fascination with color relationships.

Portamento is a musical term that describes a continuous progression from one tone to another.  Like a violinist who produces sounds that glide from pitch to pitch, she creates harmonious paintings by shifting colors from hue to hue. She applies oil paint onto birch panels in layers to create vibrant geometric abstractions. Diane is interested in how color choice defines interpretation.  This approach complements her years of teaching color theory at PennDesign.

Artist Reception
First Friday March 6, 5 - 8 pm


Diane Lachman's paintings have been widely exhibited. Recent highlights include: Navigation Puzzle, juried by Bridgette Mayer at The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art in Wilmington, the Da Vinci Art Alliance in Philadelphia, The Professional Artist Members Juried Exhibition at the Main Line Art Center in Haverford. She has also shown her work at the Old City Jewish Art Center in Philadelphia, The Art Trust in West Chester, The Burrison Gallery and the Addams Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania, and the State Museum in Harrisburg. In 2014, her painting, Summer, was published in Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 28.

She has been a member of the Muse Gallery since 2009. Her paintings are represented in numerous private and corporate collections.


MUSE Gallery
52 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106