Dana James’ abstract paintings are fractured multi-panel constructions that mix pastel tones with dark, vivid fields of color. Her work oscillates between energetic, impulsive strokes and calming poetic shapes. Altogether, these works speak of temporality and change. Armed with a combination of acrylic, ink, oil, charcoal, encaustic and resin, James assembles and deconstructs her forms into an always-evolving compositional language. Ultimately, her paintings “serve as visual diaries that speak to contradiction, a latency caromed by intermittent activity."