Monday, September 24, 2018

Peter Barnitz- DEFINING THE ART OF CHANGE (Washington D.C.) (September 30 - November 14th)

DEFINING THE ART OF CHANGE

MATHER STUDIOS

916 G STREET NW
Washington D.C.

The Wall: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors will continue it's journey around the country, making it's debut in our nation's capital, Washington D.C.  
Honored to be part of this exhibition!
Definingthe first open-call exhibition presented by Washington’s new Center for Contemporary Political Art (CCPArt), invited artists from all fifty states and Puerto Rico to submit original work, challenging the artists to respond with art as powerful as the times are dangerous, to help Americans understand what’s at stake—and why it’s their duty to vote—in the November 2018 midterm elections.
With more than 500 submissions by almost 300 artists, CCPArt hopes that the Defining exhibition will lead to a redefinition of the role artists play in our society; identify the country’s leading practitioners of political art; and demonstrate why political art should be recognized as a valued genre of American art in the twenty-first century.
As the nation’s first research institute and exhibition space devoted exclusively to the study and strategic use of the Art of Civic Engagement, the Center will provide a means for the nation’s artists to create and exhibit art that will enrage, engage, and better inform We The People about the most important and contentious issues facing the country today.
Charles Krause, Founder  
Robin Strongin, Co Founder

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

2018 Covington White Linen Night (Saturday, August 18th) @ STAA

Peter Barnitz- Presence- 2018

COVINGTON WHITE LINEN NIGHT
53rd Annual Summer Show

August 18, 2018

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The St. Tammany Art Association presents the 53rd National Juried Artists Exhibition, also known as The Summer Show. 

The show opens July 14, 2018 with an artists' reception and presentation of awards, and continues through August 18 with a closing event coinciding with Covington White Linen for Public Art, held 6-9 pm that evening.

ABOUT THE JUROR: Katie Pfohl, Ph.D.
Katie Pfohl is the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Pfohl previously served as a curator at the Louisiana State University Museum of Art, and possesses a wide range of academic and curatorial experience, having worked in three of the premier art museums in the country—the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 2006, she completed the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York, a widely respected contemporary art residency program that invites curators, artists and scholars from around the world to participate in a year-long seminar on pressing issues in contemporary art and culture. Modern and contemporary art was also a major focus of Pfohl’s Ph.D. at Harvard University, which she completed in 2015.
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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Barnitz Art - Nature of Daylight Series @ Ballet Apetrei Studios (The ARTWALK)

Peter Barnitz, With Vigor, 2017 (Nature of Daylight Series)

Art Walk:  Inspirations of Dance, Music and Movement

Opening Reception:
Saturday,  August 11th
(6 - 9 PM)








Monday, June 18, 2018

Honored to be selected into the 53rd Annual National Juried Summer Show: (July 14 – August 18, 2018) Opening reception July 14th, 6 pm-9 pm - St. Tammany Art Association

53rd Annual Summer Show

July 14 - August 18, 2018

Opening Reception:

July 14th
(6 - 9 PM)

For more information visit:
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The St. Tammany Art Association presents the 53rd National Juried Artists Exhibition, also known as The Summer Show, its annual competition of contemporary art exhibiting a variety of media from artists across the United States. (A total of 336 works were submitted by 121 artists representing 22 states, with 28 selected for exhibition.)

The show opens July 14, 2018 with an artists' reception and presentation of awards, and continues through August 18 with a closing event coinciding with Covington White Linen for Public Art, held 6-9 pm that evening.

ABOUT THE JUROR: Katie Pfohl, Ph.D.
Katie Pfohl is the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Pfohl previously served as a curator at the Louisiana State University Museum of Art, and possesses a wide range of academic and curatorial experience, having worked in three of the premier art museums in the country—the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 2006, she completed the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York, a widely respected contemporary art residency program that invites curators, artists and scholars from around the world to participate in a year-long seminar on pressing issues in contemporary art and culture. Modern and contemporary art was also a major focus of Pfohl’s Ph.D. at Harvard University, which she completed in 2015.
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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Politico Pop Up 3 - @ ArtSpace 3116 - New Orleans, LA


Peter Barnitz - Indivisible With Liberty and Justice For All
3116 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117

When: June 9th 2018 6-10pm, June 10th 2018 12-4pm
What: PoliticoPopUp3 - A two-day event!
Who: Over 30 established and emerging artists from New Orleans and beyond!

Curated by Leona Strassberg Steiner

ART E - WALK

ART E - WALK

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2018

Here and There in New Orleans

Figurative, abstract, ..., paintings, videos, ..., the diversity of works and the number of artists represented by the galleries transform a tour from Magazine, Julia and the St Claude neighborhood into a welcomed challenge for the viewer's eyes and taste. Trying to find connections between the exhibitions becomes a futile endeavor. There are no limits to artistic expression as shown by the displays and one may just decide to enjoy the adventure while wandering from place to place.  

This month is particularly fertile, starting Uptown at TEN Gallerywhere Peter Barnitz's solo show reveals his latest works. The painter gets inspired by various artists to create his very personal compositions built layers after layers. The resulting meditative abstract landscapes evoke Australian Aboriginal art with their maze of dots as illustrated by the piece Neutral Ground, 2018which gave its name to the show. New black and white pieces combine the distinctive web-like graphics with drips. They also incorporate a portrait in Dream, 2018, and silhouettes in Reunion, 2018. Two sculptures reflect Barnitz's concerns regarding current events.
Just a few blocks away, Cole Pratt Gallery also features a solo show, Polymorphs from Marianne Desmarais. The collection of three dimensional wooden wall sculptures made of laser cut basswood on sheets of colored linen is an interplay between shapes, colors and shadows. Sophisticated in their simplicity, the geometric constructions reflect the background of the artist who is also an architect.
The galleries on Julia Street in the CBD offer a diversity of style from figurative to abstract. Starting at the Arthur Roger GalleryJohn Alexander's oils on canvas exude romanticism featuring birds or flowers on tormented backgrounds. Beautiful and doomed, nature engenders strong emotions.  Benjamin Chamback's series of day lilies at LeMieux Galleries are painted on copper. The flowers are attractive and also dangerous, festive or deadly according to the backgrounds' colors. Abstract is represented by the minimalist sculptures from John Henry at Callan Contemporary and paintings from Deborah Pelias at Boyd Satellite while abstract expressionism is found at Octavia Art Gallery with Kikuo Saito's works.
There are always surprises and fresh ideas in the St. Claude Arts District's galleries. The 101 views from Mt. Fuji, screen captures from video games collected over five years and then edited by Ashley Anderson, are one of them at The Front. The tribute to Hokusai, who made 100 prints of the famous mountain, rejuvenates the symbol through new technologies. Coincidence? The installation from Ann Schwab in the back of the gallery is also about Japan, meditation and spirituality. The visit includes a boisterous show from Thomas Friel who unleashes his energy to create patterns or random designs in loud colors along the walls, adding a live performance (or not) to help us "better hear the voices in your head" and the melancholic black and white photographs from Jared Ragland shot in New Orleans, inspired by The Moviegoer from Walker Percy. Group shows can be overwhelming. Birds of a Feather curated by Tony Campbell at Barrister's features the works from thirty artists, best summed up by the sobering installation from Pippin Frisbee-CalderCanceled Addition about disappearing bird species. The New Orleans Art Center and Antenna present exhibitions with themes related to the 2018 Wetlands Art Tour.

For the number of galleries or artists I did not mention... I'll be back