In this exhibition, Carol Albrecht explores color and has narrowed her focus to still life and creating complexity with drapery and mirror reflections. Her work is also clearly concerned with the passage of time. Albrecht explains, “In each subject/still life – there are two paintings to be completed – the fresh blooming, peaking of nature’s color that is first seen and put on canvas; and a second painting which renders the still life as it fades, droops, and withers with the passing of time. Think of twenty year-olds and eighty year-olds – both groups are quite different yet still worthy of study.”
Albrecht is a graduate of The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ four-year program. She was the recipient of the PAFA Fellowship Prize and the Still Life Award. Prolific and highly visible on the Philadelphia scene, she has been a member of 3rd Street Gallery since 1994. Here, she has exhibited annually and was featured in three solo shows and four two-person shows. Her work has also been seen at twelve Baum School of Art exhibitions (Allentown, PA), the Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists, and at Tyme Gallery, Havertown, PA.