Visual Poetry: Bill Barrett Sculpture

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Visual Poetry: Bill Barrett Sculpture 2017-01-10T12:01:07+00:00

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Bill Barrett is a one of the most celebrated modernist artists working today. With passion and diligence he has developed his singular artistic vision for over sixty years.

The sculptures within this exhibition were created over a forty-year period. However, a stylistic kinship evolves through these abstractions in aluminum, steel, bronze and marble, and yet an individual presence emerges within each one. Calligraphic motifs reveal a kinetic language, a visual poetry of form, structure, negative space and rhythm.

IRIS II Fabricated Bronze, 2008 90˝ x 54˝ x 30˝

IRIS II
Fabricated Bronze, 2008
90˝ x 54˝ x 30˝

Fabricated Aluminum, 1976 45˝ x 23˝ x 14.5˝ (without base)

LV
Fabricated
Aluminum, 1976
45˝ x 23˝ x 14.5˝
(without base)

EN POINTE III Fabricated Bronze, 2000 78˝ x 55˝ x 30˝

EN POINTE III
Fabricated Bronze, 2000
78˝ x 55˝ x 30˝

STARGATE IV Fabricated Bronze, 2000 5´ 6˝ x 4´ x 3´ 7˝

STARGATE IV
Fabricated Bronze, 2000
5´ 6˝ x 4´ x 3´ 7˝

FROM THE HEART fabricated bronze, 2003 56˝ x 43˝ x 32˝

FROM THE HEART
fabricated bronze, 2003
56˝ x 43˝ x 32˝

DNA V Fabricated Bronze, 2003 5´ 9˝ x 76˝ x 30˝, on base 9˝H

DNA V
Fabricated Bronze, 2003
5´ 9˝ x 76˝ x 30˝,
on base 9˝H

LIBRETTO Fabricated Bronze & Stainless Steel, 2007 9´6˝ x 8´ x 4´ 3˝

LIBRETTO
Fabricated Bronze
& Stainless Steel, 2007
9´6˝ x 8´ x 4´ 3˝

 

PINNACLE XIX Fabricated Bronze, 2010 8 ´ x 4´ 8˝ x 4´

PINNACLE XIX
Fabricated Bronze, 2010
8 ´ x 4´ 8˝ x 4´

SOJOURNER Fabricated Bronze, 2013 11´ x 9´ x 8´

SOJOURNER
Fabricated Bronze, 2013
11´ x 9´ x 8´

LEXEME I Fabricated Bronze, 2006 63˝ x 51˝ x 39˝ (base 8˝ x 4´ x 28˝)

LEXEME I
Fabricated Bronze, 2006
63˝ x 51˝ x 39˝
(base 8˝ x 4´ x 28˝)

LEXEME VIII Carrara Marble, 2007 5´ 6˝ x 4´ x 3´

LEXEME VIII
Carrara Marble, 2007
5´ 6˝ x 4´ x 3´

BILL’S COMB Fabricated Bronze, 2003 5´7˝x 8´6˝ x 5´

BILL’S COMB
Fabricated Bronze, 2003
5´7˝x 8´6˝ x 5´

LEXICON VIII Fabricated Bronze & Stainless Steel, 2007 48˝ x 57˝ x 36˝

LEXICON VIII
Fabricated Bronze
& Stainless Steel, 2007
48˝ x 57˝ x 36˝

FLICKA Cast Bronze (Unique), 2007 28˝ x 27˝ x 6˝

FLICKA
Cast Bronze
(Unique), 2007
28˝ x 27˝ x 6˝

LEXICON II Fabricated Bronze & Stainless Steel, 2007 10´ x 8´6˝ x 6´

LEXICON II
Fabricated Bronze
& Stainless Steel, 2007
10´ x 8´6˝ x 6´

LYRIC (SOJOURNER #VII) Fabricated Bronze, 2013 7´ x 4´9˝ x 3´

LYRIC
(SOJOURNER #VII)
Fabricated Bronze, 2013
7´ x 4´9˝ x 3´

Embrace the dynamic flow of Barrett’s emotional, gestural works in harmony with the natural surroundings of ever-changing settings of earth, sky, light, plants, stone, wind, fragrance and sound.

These works result from contrasting inspirations including the 911 attacks, modern dance, musical influences, the panoply of human emotions, and nature’s richness.

Bill Barrett’s works can be seen in Santa Fe at LewAllen Galleries, and on his own website. The Santa Fe Botanical Garden appreciates the opportunity to share Bill Barrett’s lyrical and inspiring artworks with our audiences. Fine art experienced within nature has the power to inspire generations.

EXHIBIT RELATED PROGRAMMING

Bill Barrett Lecture
July 28, 2016, 3 – 4:30 pm
Location: Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Conversation, Creativity, and Cocktails with Bill Barrett
July 28, 2016, 5:30
Location: Private Residence

TOUR: Barrett Studios
September 1, 2016, 6 – 8 pm
Location: 18 Ellis Ranch Road Santa Fe, NM 87505

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BIO

Hailing from the second-generation of American metal sculptors, Bill Barrett is one of the most talented and prolific artists working today. For over forty-five years, he has wielded bronze, steel, and marble to create dynamic, abstract sculptures. With studios in both New York City and Santa Fe, Barrett is presently expanding his extensive oeuvre to include an impressive body of bright, energetic paintings. Barrett’s work can be found in private and public collections worldwide, including the Utsukushi-ga-Hara Open Air Museum in Tokyo, Japan. He has been collected by such notable companies as Belz Enterprises, Portman Corporation, Hitachi Corporation, Four Seasons Hotel, and Neiman-Marcus, to name a few. The University of Michigan and Michigan State University have both commissioned a number of Barrett’s large sculptures for their permanent collections.

When considering Bill Barrett’s extensive exhibition record and celebrated career, the Visual Poetry exhibition at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden is his first major exhibition in a botanical garden setting. This exciting next step in Barrett’s artistic journey opens a compelling new chapter in his story. The Santa Fe Botanical Garden appreciates the creative collaboration of Bill and Debora Barrett in preparation for sharing these inspiring works with thousands of viewers in the coming year.

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