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MARK BARRY

MARK BARRY

Artist Work

Birdie Chasers
2016
oil/canvas
60x54"
Downhill From Here
2017
oil/canvas
58x44"
She Liked Pate' On Foggy Mornings
2013
oil/canvas
46x38"
Beast of the Chair
2015
oil/canvas
40x36"
Drifters part 3
2015
oil/canvas
50x44"
Night Window-Winter
2017
oil/canvas
60x54"

Artist Information

County
Baltimore County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

I paint the seemingly ordinary moments of life that aren't ordinary at all. In a world that often seems to be twisting, turning and chaotic, to capture just a second in time or a fleeting glimpse of motion in a painting allows for a semblance of stability. Figures in a landscape, working in a garden, sailing a boat or an interior scene of a family at dinner, in each painting I try to make the connections between the human forms and the environment. Whether it be through emphatic use of color or line, the exaggeration of an arm, a facial expression or a gently curving road, guiding a cyclist through a country landscape, each element of a painting is pared to it’s simplest form needed to compose a contemporary vignette.

Artist Bio

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Bennington Museum, Bennington, Vermont
Fleckenstein Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
Gango Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Knight Gomez Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
Limner Gallery, New York, New York
Lucas Gallery, Telluride, Colorado
Steven Scott Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
Swanson/Cralle Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky
Vermont Arts Exchange, N. Bennington, Vermont
Group Exhibitions
“New Prints 2015/Summer”, IPCNY, International Print Center New York
“The Goddess”, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
“Child”, Maryland Art Place, Artscape 2001, Baltimore, Maryland
“Figurative Speaking”, Jules Place, Boston, Massachusetts
“Casheesh Six”, Geoffery Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Mass.
“Hall of Portraits”, Artscape 2004, Baltimore Maryland
“Recent Paintings”, Maralyn Wilson Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama
“Seeing Jazz”, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
“Selections 32”, The Drawing Center, New York, New York
School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, Maryland
“The Long Hot Summer”, Steven Scott Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Rand Collection, Lyon, France
St Pierre Collection, Brooklyn, Ny
Cordes Collection, Baltimore, Md.
Gary and Deborah Lucidon, Manchester, Vt.
National City Bank, Louisville, Kentucky
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger, Hollander LLC, Balt.,Md.
The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, Maryland
Brown and Forman, Louisville, Kentucky
Merck+Company, Washington,DC.
Health Insurance Association of America, Washington, DC.
EDUCATION
Swain School Of Design, New Bedford, Massachusetts, BFA, 1981
PROJECTS
Contributing writer for ionarts, (ionarts.blogspot.com)