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Kathleen Barefield. Woolen Works of Art at Agora Gallery

Utilizing and expanding the tenants of Abstract Expressionism, American fiber artist Kathleen Barefield uses wool to create objects that exhibit the passions and poeticisms of her own mind.

Kathleen Barefield, Rabbit Hole

Choosing a material which is naturally intensely textured, Barefield allows fiber to speak with its own intrinsic, organic nuances of surface, while she interlaces color and form into harmonious, enthrallingly artful compositions. In doing so, the artist confronts the boundary of what art can and should be, encouraging the viewer to develop equal excitement and a desire to discover and explore this concept. “My motivation is to arouse the viewer’s eye to imagine a depth, harmony and simplicity otherwise not easily achieved,” explains Barefield. “My primary goal is to relieve an individual’s daily complications through imaginative simplicity.” Courageous in their minimalism, these compositions are bold reductions of form and content, concentrated in expressive, poignant physicality.

Kathleen Barefield holds a degree in Fine Art in Design. She lives in Ohio and has exhibited her work widely, most recently in a juried exhibition at the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum.

Exhibition Dates: December 20, 2012 – January 12, 2013
Reception: Thursday, December 20, 2012, 6-8 pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. – 6 p.m.

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About the Exhibition
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