From July 18th through August 16th 2015 BCBART will be exhibiting a solo show titled BIG COLLARS- new work by BARBARA FRIEDMAN.
“These Big Collar paintings are inspired by the Dutch Ruff collars in Old Master portraits, but the free play of scale and color in the paintings take the collars out of those portraits into contemporary discussions of bodies and genders.
Last summer I started taking the collars off those old necks. I spent some time near Hudson, and I made a number of paintings in which the collar (sometime with a head on it, sometimes not) flew over the horse farm across the street. I thought about New York's old identity as New Amsterdam, which made it reasonable for Amsterdam's old collars to float over the territory, something like metonyms for the European intrusion in North America.”
A reception for the artist will be held at the gallery on Saturday, July 18th - from 6 to 8 pm.
Also on view at BCB ART will be a group exhibition of gallery artists, including work by Marcy Rosenblat, Richard Butler, Bill Seaman, Ed Smith, Michael Lindsay-Hogg and others.