"TOPOGRAPHIES and other abstractions"

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Bart Arnold, “Landmass”, acrylic on paper, 11″ x 11″

Lauren Clark Fine Art presents “TOPOGRAPHIES and other abstractions”, new work by Bart Arnold, July 13 through July 27, 2019. There will be a reception for the artist, Saturday, July 13, from 5-7pm.

Bart Arnold is perhaps best known as a designer and maker of hand forged sterling silver and gold jewelry, or as the creator of his “Constructions”, three dimensional, painted wall sculptures in which he combines clean lines with complex textures, colors, and/or patinas.

He established his style as a non-objective painter while living in New York and working toward his MFA at NYU and has been developing it for the past four decades. Currently, Bart has combined his rich painting style into two dimensional artworks on paper and canvas. In this show, Lauren Clark will present a recently completed series of this work.

A few words from the artist, “As a non-objective painter my “subject matter” has always been the interplay of color, form, and texture. Visual inspiration comes from the natural world, the cultural environment, and the trends of art history, as I focus on the abstract qualities of what I encounter.

Recently I have been interested in the abstract elements of maps: satellite views, roadmaps, terrains, elevations, etc., and the arbitrary shapes created by geographic and political boundaries. My current work reflects this influence by layering invented shapes and painterly maneuvers within an implied map-like framework.”

Bart’s work has been exhibited in galleries in the Los Angeles area where he lived for several years as well as others from Houston to Munich. Locally, he has shown at Simon’s Rock, Five Points Gallery, Spazi Contemporary Art, Tokonoma Gallery and the Shade Gallery in Lenox among others. He has been represented by Lauren Clark since 2010 beginning with his jewelry collection. In addition to a solo show with her in 2011, he has participated in several group shows in the gallery.

Lauren Clark Fine Art is located at 684 Main Street Great Barrington, MA. Business hours are Thursday through Monday from 11:00 until 5:30 and Sunday from 11:00 until 4:00. For more information call 413.528.0432.

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