New American Paintings Highlights PNCA Artists
January 25, 2009
The works of former PNCA Artist-In-Residence Jenene Nagy and current PNCA Intermedia instructor Hayley Barker are featured in the December/January edition of “_New American Paintings_”:http://www.newamericanpaintings.com/, focusing on Pacific Coast artists and their work.
“There is a nod to post-minimalism and the poured and stretched forms of the late 1960s in the works of Jenene Nagy…” said juror Rita Gonzalez, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. “Moving off the wall and onto the floor in the manner of Lynda Benglis, Nagy compares her painted forms to props and stage sets.”
Barker’s work features “strange, ethereal forms that summon the extraterrestrial but reference the vegetal or animal worlds,” said Gonzalez.
Both artists were selected as part of a group of 40 artists from the Pacific Coast states of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Featured artists are selected on the basis of artistic merit. Since 1993, _New American Paintings_ has served as an experiment in art publishing, featuring juried exhibitions in print as its focus. Each competition is catalogued in a regional volume, including: Mid-Atlantic, South, Midwest, West, and Pacific Coast.
Image: “Suspended Fly Head with Stalactites,” Haley Barker, 2008, 22 x 30 inches, ink, pencil, and gouache on paper. Courtesy of the artist and Charles A. Hartman Fine Art.
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