Wednesday, October 26, 2011

FOUNDRY GALLERY

"Journeys”


Amy Barker-Wilson


Wed., November 2 through Sun., November 27

Opening Reception -- Friday, November 4, 6 - 8 pm


About 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.

Labyrinth by Amy Barker-Wilson


Artist Talk and Workshop

Discovery is the Fun of It--Finding and Using the Unexpected in Abstract Collage Paintings Saturday, November 19, 2 - 4 pm. 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@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.


New Logo and Website

Have you noticed our new logo at the top of this newsletter? Marking our 40th anniversary, Foundry Gallery is pleased to announce we've had a "make-over." Be sure to vist our new website (still at www.foundrygallery.org). Still featuring outstanding artists from the DC Metro area.


November Members' Show

In addition to Amy's solo show, Gallery 2 features member artists’ work that has not been shown before at the Foundry Gallery. For an exciting array of work that changes monthly exhibited by a group of talented artists, please be sure to visit Foundry Gallery regularly. All work is for sale. For more information about the Foundry artists, please visit www.foundrygallery.org and click on Artists.