THE THIRD BARN PROJECTS
 


The Third Barn has both curated projects and created collaborative works at its Third Barn site and at other locations including the Allentown Art Museum, Frank Martin Gallery at Muhlenberg College, Susan Arnold Gallery at Lebanon Valley College, and The Castle of Evoramonte in Portugal.  Documentation of these and other projects can be found below. 


FALL @ THE THIRD BARN

Seth Cluett: Sound Installation / Performance 

Fredrick Wright Jones: Art Installation

About:

Seth Cluett is a composer and visual artist who creates work that explores everyday actions at extreme magnification, examines minutae by amplifying impossible tasks, and tries to understand the working of memory in forms that rethink the role of the senses in an increasingly technologized society.  Ranging from photography and drawing to installation, concert music, and critical writing, his “subtle…seductive, immersive” (Artforum) sound work has been characterized as “rigorously focused and full of detail”.  

Fredrick Wright Jones is an Assistant Professor of Art at Muhlenberg College. FWJ says: “I work at the crossroads of function, play and ritual.  This folkloric work is caught in an ethical Middle Passage between dutiful responsibility and post-punk cynicism.”



 

The Third Barn will host Michael J. Schumacher's performance of Recreation in the Orchard. 



 

The Third Barn hosted Spacebar and supported their pre-production work for an upcoming video.

The Third Barn had its 2017 debut Installation, open studios and sound/video performance on June 17th in honor of the summer solstice. 

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