|Exhibition Announcement for the late and great Karen Barth. Her website is here; Barth Website|
I first met Barth in a reading group in the late 1990s. She was immediately engaging: smart, verbal, and passionate about painting. We visited each others' studios. Later, when I began teaching in Florida, she strongly supported my forays into pouring and landscape references. I still have those emails. She was a vivid presence, a true painter and painting advocate. In the last months of her life she retained enormous energy and joy, evidenced by the work produced in this exhibition.
|The landscape reference can be overt, but Barth was equally interested in photography and digital technology's ability to mediate nature. She saw nature through both lenses.|
|These works are so painterly, ( I've known Barth's work since the 1990)s, that I could not tell they are digital prints. It made me laugh--she tricked us!|
|The exhibition was curated by Kelly Worman.|
|The paintings are described as archival digital prints that are simultaneously painting.|
|Congratulations to Karen Barth and the successful culmination of her final work, resulting in these breakthrough paintings.|