Tuesday, November 01, 2011

"Journeys” Work by Amy Barker-Wilson

Amy Barker-Wilson
Wed., November 2 through Sun., November 27
Opening Reception -- Friday, November 4, 6 - 8 pm
 Mesa Solstice, mixed media. 12x18in. by Amy Barker-Wilson 
Amy Barker-Wilson's abstract paintings give us a sense of mystery and possibility. Her goal and also method of painting is to find the "next step" in the perceptual journey. She invites the viewer to extend his/her own perceptual imaginings along this trail.

The paintings build from experiences on journeys both in Turkey and Andalusian Spain, as well as an appreciation of traditional patterns and their architectural dynamics. They are playful, often studied and unplanned mixtures, incorporating geormetric traditions and calligraphic elements among spontaneously arising mixed media of many colors and materials. They evoke a feeling of ancient beauty and lively activity using highly saturated colors often washed out by time and sun, and a silence that pervades beyond the forms -- fun, wild, and meditatively calm at the same time.

Artist Talk and Workshop: Saturday, November 19, 2 - 4 pm
Discovery is the Fun of It--Finding and Using the Unexpected in Abstract Collage Paintings Barker-Wilson will talk about the process of discovery in the the creation of art and her own process. This will be followed by a workshop on this topic for the participants. $10 donation to Foundry Gallery requested. Reservations by e-mailing hayyhayy[at]aol.com.

Thursday, November 17, 6:30 pm to 11 pm -- AIGA DC (http://aigadc.org/) evening on Artist's Inspiration at Foundry Gallery. Amy will be speaking on inspirations for her show along with 12 other chosen artists . . . come join us for some inspiration, slides and a fun, cozy atmosphere.

Foundry Gallery
1314-18th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20036

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