All That We See, 2012 by Barbara Klein

All That We See, 2012 by Barbara Klein


All That We See, 2012
Gouache on paper, 6 x 12 inches

Barbara Klein’s work has appeared in 30+ group and solo exhibitions in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. She earned an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, and has received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation. She has also been awarded residencies at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the Millay Colony, the Edward F. Albee Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She lives in Lawrenceville, NJ, and maintains a studio in the Port Richmond/Kensington area of Philadelphia.

Barbara’s statement about her process:
“The process is the same whether the support is paper, wood, or canvas. Seemingly endless applications of paint represent ideas that have been edited out, scraped down, sanded over, and covered by more ideas. Endless attempts to resolve the piece are evident in the painting’s surface: the false starts, aborted ideas, and painterly conceits that go nowhere. Once in a while when I am lucky and/or patient, it happens . . . the piece takes shape, makes sense, is finished — that is, it separates from me. Although not always visible in reproductions, the surfaces often contain irregularities, records of experience contributing to the painting’s final state.”

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