Recent print-based artwork from local Philadelphia area artist.
Jessica Barber takes a highly intuitive approach to her work, drawing inspiration from the contrast between organic and man-made forms. She captures the essence of her subject matter utilizing color and texture as her primary focus. She views mixed media and printmaking as the ideal way to communicate her vision, employing a combination of painterly monotypes, direct application of oil and pastels, cyanotype photography, and the addition of hand-pulled polyester plate lithography and other transfer methods.
For this exhibit, Barber celebrates the richness of the color blue in content and/or process, whether in varied depictions of flora and fauna supported (or washed up) by wetlands, streams, or oceans, or through the brilliant Prussian blue of cyanotypes. Still other pieces are simply inspired by curiosities found "out of the blue" during her wanderings through the Mid-Atlantic and South Florida within both natural and urban settings.
WHO : Jessica Barber
WHEN : Show runs September 13, 2019 to October 6, 2019
Opening Reception is September 13th, 6-9 pm
WHERE : Twenty-Two Gallery
236 S. 22nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19103
About Jessica Barber:
Jessica E. Barber is a mixed media artist and print-maker originally from South Central Pennsylvania. Her intuitive approach to the creative process includes the use of monotype and lithograph printmaking, pastels, cyanotype photography, and painting. A graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, she is currently a resident of Marcus Hook, PA. She is a co-founder of Art 504 Creative Collective in Delaware County, and is also represented by Twenty-Two Gallery in Philadelphia. Additional memberships include the Plastic Club and American Color Print Society. In addition to solo and group exhibitions in Greater Philadelphia, her work has been shown in New York, NY, and Miami, FL.
More information can be found at www.jessicabarberfineart.com
About Twenty-Two Gallery:
Since 2003, Twenty-Two Gallery has been showing local emerging and established artist's work. The gallery represents 22 artists that work in many mediums including oil, pastel, watercolor, photography, sculpture, various printing processes as well as mixed media. This bright space with great light, nestled in Philadelphia's premier neighborhood Rittenhouse Square, has art openings monthly on the "Second Friday" of each month. These openings include an artist's reception from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Owned by Shawn Murray, the gallery is also the permanent home of the Bruce Murray Collection of original photography depicting vintage baseball images and Americana from the early 20th century.
For more information: www.22gallery.com