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

Monday, April 30, 2018

Thrilled to ANNOUNCE: NEUTRAL GROUND - Opening Reception: FRIDAY, May 4th (6 - 9 PM)

Peter Barnitz - Friendship (Neutral Ground Series), Mixed media on canvas, 36 x 48 inches, 2018


NEUTRAL GROUND
Peter Barnitz

PRESS RELEASE

(New Orleans, LA):  TEN GALLERY is pleased to present, NEUTRAL GROUND, an exhibition by New Orleans based artist Peter Barnitz.  For his fifth solo exhibition at the gallery, Barnitz reveals his latest medley of contemplative mixed media works that encourage a dialogue between organic form, geometric structure and abstract landscape.  Inspired by nature, light and life,  Barnitz creates visually complex , deeply meditative abstractions that combine the notion of movement with the appreciation of the schematic.

Delicately rendered, merging the familiar with his personal dialect of abstraction, Barnitz finds inspiration in the work of numerous canonic artists, such as Agnes Martin, Jasper Johns, Frank Stella, Marcel Duchamp, Antony Gormley, Brice Marden and Pablo Picasso.  Through a blueprint of interwoven and playful geometric clusters, Barnitz explores the passage of time, the mesh of nature and poise of the human spirit.  Neutral Ground provides a meeting ground for dialogue, compromise, contemplation and dreams.  

The exhibition opens May 4 and runs through May 30.  An artist reception will be held from 6 - 9 p.m.  on FRIDAY, May 4, 2018.

Peter Barnitz on NEUTRAL GROUND........

"Neutral Ground refers to the space between or middle ground, where communication and understanding transpire.  Neutral Ground can be defined as an area of compromise or possible agreement between two extreme positions.  In a world filled with the constant bombardment of distraction and confrontation, we must all find a venue for acceptance, connection and peace.  By merging the familiar with a personal vocabulary of abstraction, my work focuses on bringing people together through dialogue, contemplation, compromise and dreams.

As we celebrate the tricentennial of New Orleans, there are many things which make our city special.  "Neutral Ground" is a unique term to our area that can be defined as something more than just a grassy median between two streets.  It represents a place where strangers ascend to stake claim to a prime space for Mardi Gras, then leave as friends and family.  Neighbors look out for each other, sharing friendly conversation, food, drink, ladders and chairs.  It is a place that truly brings people together.  

What does it mean to you?"



For further information, press or sales inquiries please contact Peter Barnitz (pbarnitz@yahoo.com) or visit our website (www.barnitzart.blogspot.com)  

Please join us on Facebook (@ Peter Barnitz Art), Twitter (@BarnitzArt), and Instagram (@barnitzart) via hashtags #peterbarnitz, #barnitzart, #NEUTRALGROUND,  and #tengalleryNOLA.



TEN GALLERY

4432 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA

Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Wall: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors @ ARTFIELDS 2018 - Crossroads Gallery - Lake City,SC (April 20 - 28)

Peter Barnitz - The Wall: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
Crossroads Gallery
124 West Main St.
Lake City, SC

ARTFIELDS 2018
(April 20 - 28)

VOTE:  # 817010


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Opening Reception - (Friday, May 4th) - Peter Barnitz (Solo Exhibition) - NEUTRAL GROUND @ TEN Gallery (6 - 9 PM)




NEUTRAL GROUND
Peter Barnitz

PRESS RELEASE

(New Orleans, LA):  TEN GALLERY is pleased to present, NEUTRAL GROUND, an exhibition by New Orleans based artist Peter Barnitz.  For his fifth solo exhibition at the gallery, Barnitz reveals his latest medley of contemplative mixed media works that encourage a dialogue between organic form, geometric structure and abstract landscape.  Inspired by nature, light and life,  Barnitz creates visually complex , deeply meditative abstractions that combine the notion of movement with the appreciation of the schematic.

Delicately rendered, merging the familiar with his personal dialect of abstraction, Barnitz finds inspiration in the work of numerous canonic artists, such as Agnes Martin, Jasper Johns, Frank Stella, Marcel Duchamp, Antony Gormley, Brice Marden and Pablo Picasso.  Through a blueprint of interwoven and playful geometric clusters, Barnitz explores the passage of time, the mesh of nature and poise of the human spirit.  Neutral Ground provides a meeting ground for dialogue, compromise, contemplation and dreams.  

The exhibition opens May 4 and runs through May 30.  An artist reception will be held from 6 - 9 p.m.  on FRIDAY, May 4, 2018.

Peter Barnitz on NEUTRAL GROUND........

"Neutral Ground refers to the space between or middle ground, where communication and understanding transpire.  Neutral Ground can be defined as an area of compromise or possible agreement between two extreme positions.  In a world filled with the constant bombardment of distraction and confrontation, we must all find a venue for acceptance, connection and peace.  By merging the familiar with a personal vocabulary of abstraction, my work focuses on bringing people together through dialogue, contemplation, compromise and dreams.

As we celebrate the tricentennial of New Orleans, there are many things which make our city special.  "Neutral Ground" is a unique term to our area that can be defined as something more than just a grassy median between two streets.  It represents a place where strangers ascend to stake claim to a prime space for Mardi Gras, then leave as friends and family.  Neighbors look out for each other, sharing friendly conversation, food, drink, ladders and chairs.  It is a place that truly brings people together.  

What does it mean to you?"




For further information, press or sales inquiries please contact Peter Barnitz (pbarnitz@yahoo.com) or visit our website (www.barnitzart.blogspot.com)  

Please join us on Facebook (@ Peter Barnitz Art), Twitter (@BarnitzArt), and Instagram (@barnitzart) via hashtags #peterbarnitz, #barnitzart, #NEUTRALGROUND,  and #tengalleryNOLA.



TEN GALLERY

4432 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

CACNO Sweet Arts 2018 Auction

Peter Barnitz - Traces (Nature of Daylight Series)

In the Gallery: CACNO Sweet Arts 2018 Auction

💖 Proceeds go to the @cacnola
#SweetArts2018 #celebrateatthecac