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
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.