Back
Hochschule Idar Oberstein.
Goldmuseum Taipei - Metal Crafts Competition 2018.
Goldschmitte.
Joya 2017 skyscraper.

In the Garden and Beyond the Sky by Ivan Barnett

Exhibition  /  12 May 2017  -  11 Jun 2017
Published: 22.03.2017
In the Garden and Beyond the Sky by Ivan Barnett.
Patina Gallery
Management:
Rob Dean, Ivan Barnett, Allison Buchsbaum Barnett
Ivan Barnett. Sculpture: Beyond the Sky 5, 2017. Blackened gold, rolled steel, pigments, polychrome surface.. 45.7 x 38 x 0.6 cm. Photo by: Patina Gallery. Ivan Barnett
Sculpture: Beyond the Sky 5, 2017
Blackened gold, rolled steel, pigments, polychrome surface.
45.7 x 38 x 0.6 cm
Photo by: Patina Gallery
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.

Intro
My latest work is far from Pennsylvania German because the abstract shapes are more interesting to me now from a design standpoint.
Acclaimed folk artist Ivan Barnett back to roots with sculptures for garden. Folk art gets a distinctly contemporary turn when Santa Fe’s own Ivan Barnett presents his new sculptures for the garden.
 
I started making sculpture for the garden in about 1976, says Barnett, whose first studio was in rural Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The influence of Amish country folk art resurfaces today in his Beyond the Sky series. I’ve gone from literal to not literal, he says. My latest work is far from Pennsylvania German because the abstract shapes are more interesting to me now from a design standpoint.

The new garden pieces are from the same materials Barnett has used for almost half a century, thin-gauged steel and primary colors. He hand cuts his shapes and moves them as if arranging a puzzle. He layers the thin metal bits and, once the story emerges in the collage, he rivets the pieces in place. A coat of flat black unifies the elements while exacting touches of bold color add playful definition.
The artist combines conceptual metal pieces with stylized forms of the people and animals that mill around the garden. His timing is perfect – Mother’s Day, when Santa Fe gardeners get ready to plant.

Barnett is donating a portion of sales to the Nature Conservancy for the Santa Fe Canyon Preserve.

Hours

Monday - Thursday: 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday - Saturday: 11:00AM - 5:30PM
Sunday: Closed

Opening

Friday, May 12th 5 - 7 PM
Ivan Barnett. Sculpture: Beyond the Sky 1, 2017. Blackened cold, rolled steel, pigments, polychrome surface.. 45.7 x 38 x 0.6 cm. Photo by: Patina Gallery. Ivan Barnett
Sculpture: Beyond the Sky 1, 2017
Blackened cold, rolled steel, pigments, polychrome surface.
45.7 x 38 x 0.6 cm
Photo by: Patina Gallery
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Appreciate APPRECIATE