From September 4-25, 2020, New City Arts presents A Year in Gestures, an exhibit of paintings by Carol Barber.

Welcome Gallery is now open by appointment only. To learn how to schedule an appointment to see Carol Barber’s exhibit, email Lindsey at lindsey@newcityarts.org.

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work is about process and discovery mixing painting, drawing and collage on paper and canvas. Adding collage to my practice opened new ways of working and possibilities.  An intuitive way of working had given my mind freedom but I wanted my mark making and movements to be more free also. This current work is focusing on gesture, color and line. I am finding this way of working to be an emotional experience and coming from deep within my body while still being inspired by nature and what is happening in the world. At the beginning of 2020, when I decided to explore gesture, little did I know what a year it would be! This art has allowed me to release a wide range of emotions both high and low. It is also the year in which I turned 50 and I wanted art to be a way to learn to live each day to the fullest. And it has been a good teacher; giving me play, joy, connection and solace.

– Carol

“WITH AGE, ART AND LIFE BECOME ONE” – Georges Braque

MEET THE ARTIST

Carol Barber is a prolific painter residing in Barboursville, Virginia. She recieved her B.F.A from James Madison University and a M.F.A. from Radford University. Her work is in collections across the United States and is featured on four Chestnut Oak Vineyard wine labels. Carol also teaches art classes at the Arts Center in Orange, VA.

HOW TO SEE THE SHOW

Walk by Welcome Gallery at 114 3rd St. NE any time to see Carol’s work through the large storefront window. 

Want to see the work up close? Private, in-person viewings will be available on weekdays between September 4 and September 25. To learn how to schedule an appointment, email Lindsey at lindsey@newcityarts.org.

HOW TO PURCHASE WORK

Check back here after September 7 for a link to Carol’s work on our store or email Lindsey at lindsey@newcityarts.org.

Image courtesy of the artist.


Located at 114 3rd St. NE, Welcome Galleryis downtown, storefront art space in Charlottesville, VA, run by New City Arts Initiative, a non-profit community arts organization. This same location houses NCAI staff offices and a studio space.

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