The New City Arts Artists Exchange show! I was so happy to be included in the artist exchange this year. I created 16 pieces of similar art to be traded with 13 other artists. So now I own 13 pieces of new and original art and two of my pieces will be sold to help the gallery and Housing2Home. A show of each of the pieces from the exchange will be shown for two weeks at the Welcome Gallery from January 12 - 26, 2018. I hope you can come to the opening, Friday, January 12 from 5PM-7:30PM off the downtown mall in Charlottesville, VA.
Below is my exchange art when it was still together, now it is dispersed among the artists and gallery.
Looking forward to seeing you in 2018! –Carol Barber
I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT I HAVE A SHOW OF MY PAINTINGS UP AT NORTHSIDE LIBRARY IN CHARLOTTESVILLE WHICH I HOPE YOU WILL COME TO SEE. I HAVE MANY NEW PAINTINGS ALONG A NEW LINE OF ABSTRACT AND PRIMITIVE LANDSCAPES AS WELL AS SOME PURELY ABSTRACT WHICH ARE MEANT TO ALLOW YOU TO REACT WITH YOUR OWN THOUGHTS.
THE SHOW IS UP THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF DECEMBER. MY PRICES FOR THESE PAINTINGS ARE DISCOUNTED. IF YOU SHOULD BE INTERESTED IN ONE, PLEASE CONTACT ME. I AM STRIVING TO MAKE MY WORK AVAILABLE TO PEOPLE FOR A MINIMAL COST. IT IS MOST IMPORTANT TO ME TO SHARE WHAT I AM DOING!
Carol Barber has been working as a visual artist for twenty-five years, first as an illustrator and graphic designer and now as an educator and exhibiting artist. She received a B.F.A. from James Madison University in 1992 and a M.F.A. from Radford University in 2000. Winning awards throughout her career, she won an Award of Excellence from the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild Annual Exhibition in 2015. Currently, Carol teaches art classes at The Arts Center in Orange and is a member of BozArt Fine Art Collective in Charlottesville. Her studio is located in a quiet spot in Barboursville, VA surrounded by land in a conservation easement.
My artwork develops from a process of manipulating materials in my studio. When I began painting on paper and cutting the paper for collage everything changed. I fell in love with the shapes, colors and compositions that emerged. All the inspiration I needed for my journey into abstraction was on my studio floor. Now my work expresses the balance of chaos and control in both my mind and materials. Compositions of shape and color emerge by reacting to initial gesture lines or swashes of paint on my substrate. I cut or find a scrap of paper or canvas that interacts with the line. Then I compose with other shapes by placing close attention to the negative space between shapes and how one edge of a shape leads to another through the space.
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