Downtown look for new exhibition
Jane Deering Gallery
Pleasant Street, Gloucester, Mass. and online
Saturdays and Sundays 1-4 pm
July 18- August 2
The motions and rituals of daily activities all serve as prompts allowing Barker to incorporate walking, journey-taking, solitary contemplative actions — into forms of drawing, sewing, knitting, wrapping, paper manipulation and performance.
In 2018 a sculptural piece was chosen for exhibition at the 250th celebration The Great Spectacle: Summer Exhibition at The Royal Academy of Arts, London UK curated by British National Treasure, Grayson Perry.
The Bauhaus Inspired series began shortly after Barker moved to the West Country. Unable to work on large pieces, she began visiting antique/junk shops where a treasure trove of French silks was discovered. Convinced at the time these were ‘paintings’ despite the fact that she was knitting them into squares, they were put aside until January of this year. With the addition of colors along the bottom of each piece they did become, in her mind, paintings.
Gail Barker grew up under the wide skies and on the flat landscape of East Anglia in Great Britain. She attended a Quaker primary school and later a farm school — all of which influenced her love of space and a reverence for the simple rhythms of daily life. In 1977 she moved to Rochester, NY and then In 1989 to New England (Beverly Farms MA) where she graduated from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston She has exhibited at The Royal Academy of Arts, London UK; and performed with the collaborative Fourthland (https://www.fourthland.com) at The Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol UK and Bath UK. Her work is held in numerous private collections in the US and UK. Barker returned to her native England in 2008. She resides in Bath where she maintains her studio. Read more about Gail Barker and the 2020 solo show at Jane Deering Gallery here: Gail Barker _ Art as Process
In Annisquam look for new exhibition of Annisquam scenes
Jane Deering Gallery SHED venue
18 Arlington Street and online
Saturdays and Sundays 1-4pm
July 18- August 2
Amy Robson. Lighthouse (Mark Adrian Shoes) 2019. oil on collage on board. 14 x 18 in.
To view YouTube video Annisquam Fever Dream, click on: https://youtu.be/Ln-KBgvac0Q
Read more about Amy Robson and the show: Amy Robson _ Keep Looking . July 18 – August 2, 2020 in the SHED @ Jane Deering Gallery