THE THIRD BARN PROJECTS

The Third Barn curated an exhibition at the Allentown Art Museum: Past Present: Conversations Across Time. 7 artist/teams will respond to early Renaissance painting from the museum's Kress Collection to create new site specific installations.
February 22-May 17, 2015

catalog with essay by Stephen Maine

Girl Band explores the paintings of selected women artists, who use a shared abstract language of lines, bands, and linear elements. All of these artists aim to stretch the limits of the traditional abstract language of painted lines and bands.

This proposal introduces the work of four mid-career artists, Pat Badt, Marthe Keller, Julie Shapiro, and Kim Uchiyama, who have each developed their work in highly personal and unique ways. Their works reveal an interest in the primacy of vision, the phenomenon of color and the materiality of the support. A sense of touch, texture, and gesture—one step removed—personalizes their work. The interlacing patterns of lines are reminiscent of textiles, weaving and traditional fabrics, but the ideas imbedded in them are far from traditional. Think of stretching the limit, or elastic Bands, reverberating, bouncing.

Girl Band at the Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, February 2014

catalog with essay by Stephanie Buhmann

Blue Sounds, an installation of painting + sound, now in the Permanent Collection of the American Embassy, RIga, Latvia