Thursday, October 20, 2011

Marymount's Barry Gallery Exhibition: Attitude- Paintings By Josephine Haden

Attitude – Paintings by Josephine Haden. 
October 21 through December 8, 2011. 
Artist’s Reception Friday, October 21, 5 to 7:30 p.m. 
A nationally recognized artist, Ms Haden is known for her signature take on landscape paintings. Not quite surreal, they often appear exaggerated and vast and seem as if they will spill off the canvas. Adding to the abstract aura of her art, Ms. Haden often adds a bizarre twist that can make the piece appear eerily dream-like or nightmarish.

In the twenty-seven paintings chosen for Attitude, Haden will exhibit works on paper, works on wood, and large scale paintings.  Embedded in her landscapes, she has injected an unrelated subject that contributes to a somewhat jarring effect.  Haden explains, “I looked through magazines to find photos of movie stars, fashion models, just someone with an attitude. I then manipulated the image, taking them out of context, and placing them in an incongruous, unfamiliar setting that evokes a degree of strangeness or uncertainty.”

Judy Bass, curator of the Barry Gallery, has long been an admirer of Ms. Haden’s talents and is delighted that she is exhibiting at Marymount. Bass says, “Josephine’s art conjures up a surreal world full of mystery that is stunning in its strength, unique in its imagery, and very beautifully executed.”

Marymount’s Barry Gallery is located in the Reinsch Library on the University’s Main Campus, 2807 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA. The Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, visit the artist’s web site at

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