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Deborah Barlow (deborahbarlow)

Deborah Barlow (deborahbarlow)

Nature is everywhere in my work, but what compels me most is the natural world at the edges. The extremes are most provocative, such as the emptiness of a desert expanse or the intricate layering of a microscopic world view. It’s what isn’t obvious that keeps me looking, and I look without any desire to mimic or reproduce those marginal worlds. My paintings are not objects as much as they are a record of how to search—how to listen (aurally and visually) multi-dimensionally and how to respond to what I hear without fixing it in a representation, without imprisoning it in a picture. The complexity of the surface is a complexity of perceiving, synthesizing, and navigating a limitless world.

Biography

Deborah Barlow was raised in the Western United States, primarily Utah and California, and she has had a life long affinity for the wide open landscapes of deserts and wilderness. She studied art at the University of California at Santa Cruz, the University of Utah and at the University of Grenoble in France. After completing her studies she moved to New York City where she lived for ten years before moving to the Boston area. She currently lives in nearby Brookline and works out of her studio in South Boston.

She has had a number of solo exhibitions in the United States including New York City, San Francisco CA, Santa Cruz CA, Portland OR, Rochester NY and Providence RI. She also has exhibited her work overseas at venues in Italy, Belgium and Ireland, and was artist-in-residence at Anam Cara in County Cork Ireland. Her work is included in public and private collections in the United States, Canada and abroad.

Exhibitions

2008
Gallery at the Geary, San Francisco California
Lyman-Eyer Gallery, Provincetown Massachusetts

2007
Lyman-Eyer Gallery, Provincetown Massachusetts

2006
Lyman-Eyer Gallery, Provincetown Massachusetts
Oylan Gallery, Cambridge Massachusetts
Hartnett Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester New York
38 Cameron Gallery, Cambridge Massachusetts

2005
Gallery at the Geary, San Francisco California
Lyman-Eyer Gallery, Provincetown Massachusetts
Buckley Center Gallery, University of Portland, Portland Oregon

2004
38 Cameron Gallery, Cambridge Massachusetts
Lyman-Eyer Gallery, Provincetown Massachusetts

2003
Gallery at the Geary, San Francisco California
Lyman-Eyer Gallery, Provincetown Massachusetts

2002
Terraka Gallery, Boston Massachusetts
Lyman-Eyer Gallery, Provincetown Massachusetts

2001
Gallery at the Geary, San Francisco California
Lyman-Eyer Gallery, Provincetown Massachusetts

Publications

“The Pleasure of Perception,” by Anthony Bannon, The Chautauquan Daily, August 14, 2007
“Deborah Barlow,” by Jan Lhormer, Art in New England, October/November 2006
ArtCetera Exhibition Catalog, Boston Center For The Arts, Boston, 2006
University of Rochester, Artist’s Talk, Rochester New York, March 8, 2006
“Stay! 38 Cameron show depicts humanity,” Cambridge Chronicle, January 19, 2006
Gallery at the Geary,” Encore (American Conservatory Theatre), Fall 2005
Institute of Contemporary Art, New Group, Boston, March 22, 2005
“All about art,” Boston Globe, March 22, 2005
ArtCetera Exhibition Catalog, Boston Center For The Arts, Boston, 2004
“Paintings,” Boston Metro, November 15, 2004
“The Seen and the Unseen,” by Brenner Thomas, Provincetown Magazine,
June 24-30, 2004
“On Display”, by Patricia Zur, LIP, June 24, 2004
“Art at ACT,” Encore (American Conservatory Theatre), February 2003
“Deborah Barlow,” by Michael Robertson, Ph.D. Private Passions: Works from the collections of The College of New Jersey faculty show essay, February 1999
“Bear Byways,” by Denise Hall. The Cork Examiner (Ireland), February 1999
“A Vision of the Unseen,” by Deborah Barlow. Verve, the Art of Creativity, Emerson College, February 1997
“More Than…” by William R. Childs. World Rhythm, December 1996/January 1997
Profiled in Business and the Feminine Principle, the untapped resource, by Carol R. Frenier. Butterworth Heineman, 1996

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