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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Barbara Harder opening at City Gallery on Sunday

City Gallery
994 State St., New Haven, (203) 782-2489
Barbara Harder: Seeing Through To...
Oct. 11—Nov. 18, 2007.
Opening reception, Sat., Oct. 21, 12—5 p.m.

Press release

The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Sun., Oct. 21, 12—5 p.m., as part of the City-Wide Open Studios 10th Anniversary celebration.

Barbara Harder says:

Seeing Through To... was motivated by a trip to Japan and the beautiful sensibility I found there. From the Imperial Gardens to the Ryoanji Temple, from small mountainside towns to ocean-side hot springs, from the bustling to the quiet and serene, these are the experiences that inspired this show.

Interested in excavating surface and uncovering space, I think of my work as topographic explorations. Responding to found objects and natural phenomena, I simplify their images and reconstruct the way one might view them in order to discover surprising places.

The icons from nature are printed on an assortment of Asian papers and presented in layered installations. The thin, soft Asian papers are constantly billowing and moving in space and seem to create another dimension, almost as if nature is breathing.
Seeing Through To... will culminate with a Closing Reception on Sun., Nov. 18, 1—4 p.m. to which the public is invited.

City Gallery, a contemporary art gallery is open to the public on Thursdays-Sundays from 12—4 p.m., or by appointment.

Barbara Harder heads the Printmaking Department at the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, CT and teaches at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. She has been a guest lecturer/instructor at the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, a visiting artist at Connecticut College in New London, CT, a consultant and instructor for the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT and a curator of numerous printmaking exhibitions. She exhibits internationally, most prominently at the Kyoto City Museum in Kyoto, Japan, the De Cordova Museum in Lincoln, MA, the University of Hawaii in Hilo, and the University of Connecticut in Stamford and Storrs, CT. She is the recipient of numerous awards and is represented in many private, corporate and museum collections.

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