Denise Bibro Fine Art, 529 W 20th St. NYC, is pleased to announce David Barnett’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery, Remains To Be Seen, on view November 21, 2013 through January 11, 2014.

Barnett creates his intricate collages and constructions with a combination of found objects and imagination. He gathers society’s excess of mechanical objects to ultimately expose humanity’s frivolous attempts at exceeding nature with industrialization, constantly discarding older technological materials in lieu of advancement. Barnett’s transformations of rejected machinery into works of art involve techniques of automation, revealing that no person is an exception to technology’s grip on society.

Barnett’s ilk is object construction, assemblage, and collage. Exploring his sensibilities and combining his love for found objects and experimentation, he forms an artistic palate that is essentially limitless. The finished products are “detailed mixed media constructions that create intimate worlds with connections between the past and the present” by portraying an assortment of Victorian imagery, ancient anatomical diagrams, flying machines, and mechanical elements.

Besides having several solo exhibitions with Denise Bibro Fine Art, Barnett has had solo exhibitions at Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD; Upstream Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY; St. Andrew’s School, Middletown, DE. and the Brownstone Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Numerous group shows include Gallery Henoch, Allan Stone Gallery, and the Armory Show, all in NYC; Katonah Museum of Art, Southampton Art Fair, Mamaroneck Artist Guild, The Maryland Federation of Art, Westchester Arts Council, Futura Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden; The Blue Door Gallery, and Benton Nyce Gallery, among others. He has been profiled in The New York Times, Idea magazine, and Print magazine. Barnett has held teaching positions at Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, and the School of Visual Arts.

David Barnett

Remains To Be Seen
November 21, 2013 - January 11, 2014
Opens November 21, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Works

Saint Gabriel, Flight #4

David Barnett, Saint Gabriel, Flight #4, 2013

Empty Nesters

David Barnett, Empty Nesters, 2012

The Psychic

David Barnett, The Psychic, 2013

Machine for Lazybones

David Barnett, Machine for Lazybones, 2013

Insomnia

David Barnett, Insomnia, 2012

Fragments (page 23)

David Barnett, Fragments (page 23), 2013

Saint Gabriel, Flight #4

David Barnett, Saint Gabriel, Flight #4, 2013

Theater of Antiquities

David Barnett, Theater of Antiquities, 2012

The Human Animal/Cackling

David Barnett, The Human Animal/Cackling, 2013

Fragments (page 25)

David Barnett, Fragments (page 25), 2013

The Decendant

David Barnett, The Decendant, 2012

The Ingenious Gentleman

David Barnett, The Ingenious Gentleman, 2012

Machine for Lazybones

David Barnett, Machine for Lazybones, 2013

Olivette Opus #1

David Barnett, Olivette Opus #1, 2013

Olivette Opus #2

David Barnett, Olivette Opus #2, 2013

Olivette Arcade

David Barnett, Olivette Arcade, 2013

Birdie #2

David Barnett, Birdie #2, 2013

Mood Swings #2

David Barnett, Mood Swings #2, 2012

Fragments (page 22)

David Barnett, Fragments (page 22), 2013

Cleopatra

David Barnett, Cleopatra, 2012

Habsburg Steeplechase

David Barnett, Habsburg Steeplechase, 2012

Home Pictures #1

David Barnett, Home Pictures #1, 2012

Home Pictures #2

David Barnett, Home Pictures #2, 2012

The Visit

David Barnett, The Visit, 2013

The Human Animal/Woofing

David Barnett, The Human Animal/Woofing, 2013

Fragments (page 24)

David Barnett, Fragments (page 24), 2013

Olivette Opus #3

David Barnett, Olivette Opus #3, 2013

Home Pictures #3

David Barnett, Home Pictures #3, 2012

Mae Flowers

David Barnett, Mae Flowers, 2013

The Human Animal/Tweeting

David Barnett, The Human Animal/Tweeting, 2013

Three Wise Men

David Barnett, Three Wise Men , 2013


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