June 7, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Neue Auctions Gallery

23533 Mercantile Rd. #119 Beachwood Ohio 44122


“Dune”, oil on canvas, 10″ x 20″

Cynthia Barta’s work is the “New Fauve“, with bold colors, linear shapes, all suggesting distant views, landscapes with trees and fields of lavender and wheat. This exhibited artist has shown in Europe in group shows, however this is her first solo exhibition of a concise body of work, including pastel and oil paintings. Many of these works were inspired by Barta’s travels abroad, specifically Switzerland and France.

“Mountains Squared”, conte crayon, 9″ x 12″

At first glance, one might think they are looking at a painting by Andre Derain, Henri Matisse or Clevelands’ Clara Dieke. Barta manipulates pastels into textured paper, building  a velvety finish of bright colors, outlined in black, putting forth a memory of a place she has been and seen. One can feel the warmth of the sunlight fields and the scent of lavender when looking upon her work. Her technique in oil consists of medium strokes of color, sometimes layered or alternating colors, without any specific shapes; more like color-field painting similar to John Stockwell. When you step back and consider the oils, you see foreground imagery such as leaves, flowers and trees followed by a distant beach, lake and mountains, giving the viewer perspective. You can not look upon her work too quickly or you’ll miss the moment.

“Family Tree”, conte crayon

We invite all to visit the gallery and view this impressive collection of works which are all available for purchase through Neue Auctions Gallery. The gallery will have an evening reception to introduce Cynthia Barta on Friday June 7th in the gallery from 6-9pm. The work will be exhibited through June 28th in the gallery M-F 10am-5pm. We welcome collectors, gallerists and interior designers to schedule appointments for client showings throughout the three week exhibition. We have a saying here at Neue; buy what you can afford. Art should move you and speak to your heart. We expect to sell most of Cynthia’s work so do not hesitate to purchase. We are happy to work with the new generation of young collectors so please inquire about purchasing arrangements.



  • Gallery reception 6/7/19  6pm-9pm
  • Exhibition 6/10-6/28 M-F 10am-5pm
  • Weekends by appointment
  • Inquiries call 216-245-6707