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Diana Flynn Exhibit to Open at Culture Brewing Co.

May 04, 2023 08:15PM ● By Jeanne Fratello
TONALITY, a new exhibit by Manhattan Beach textile artist Diana Flynn, is opening on Friday at Culture Brewing Co. The opening event will take place on May 5 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through May 31.

("Ocean" - Image via Diana Flynn)

According to Flynn, TONALITY is an exploration of color and texture as a way of creating balance. Each piece, made out of painted canvas fabric strips, has a rhythmic quality - moving between wide and narrow, smooth and frayed and hard and soft.

“Creating several pieces as a collection has been an amazing opportunity to work with color in more depth," said Flynn. "As the project progressed each color fed into the next and it felt exciting to let the process unfold organically.”

The exhibit is one in a series at Culture Brewing Co., which is "committed to the idea that art, community spaces and beer can bring people together." Culture Brewing features a new artist monthly.

Flynn Drawn to Creative Community in Southern California

Though her creative instincts were apparent from a young age, Flynn's early career was spent in technology marketing. She went through several business endeavors before being drawn to the creative community in Southern California.

Her love of textiles and color became her focus as she tried her hand at block printing and tapestries, which then evolved into mix media fabric work. Her current process of tearing, painting and arranging canvas strips is a "laborious" process of intuition, destruction, contemplation, resolve, refinement and acceptance.

("Tangerine" - Image via Diana Flynn)

Flynn said that she is always pursuing balance in her work, which can often be defined by using color, spacing, pattern, texture and dimension.

She is a current member of the South Bay Artist Collective in Hermosa Beach, where she said she has found the varied perspective of other artists and art enthusiasts to be "endlessly instructive."

Culture Brewing Co. is located at 327 Manhattan Beach Blvd. The opening reception will be held from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

To purchase artwork, contact Diana Flynn Designs.

(Editor's note: Flynn was previously featured in Manhattan Beach News for creating a colorful display of dog poop bags at a dog park in Manhattan Beach during COVID.)

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