Saturday, November 11, 2017

Rivertown Arts Council presents....DOWN BY THE RIVER: P.S. Satellite - Project of Prospect New Orleans

The Kenner RIvertown Arts Council presents...
Down By The River: P.S. Satellite - A Project of Prospect New Orleans

The exhibition is a curated selection of art in various media that emphasizes our relationship with the water in which we live with every day. From the river to the lake, to the swamps and surrounding spillways, we are surrounded and connected. A selection of local artists interprets their personal interactions with the water involving topics such as life, meditation, peace, growth, healing, nourishment, recreation, mythology, satire, even fear and adventure. Just like the river, our lives are ever changing moving and connected to each other.  

The exhibition will include murals and a Pop Up art exhibition in the Kenner Rivertown Community Courtyard.

Artist/Curator Peter Barnitz on the inspiration for the exhibition...

"The face of the water, in time, became a wonderful painting--a painting that was a dead language to the uneducated passenger, but which told its mind to me without reserve, delivering its most cherished secrets as clearly as if it uttered them with voice.  And it was not a painting to be visited once and thrown aside, for it had a new story to tell every day"  (Mark Twain:  Life on the Mississippi)

Artists IncludedJoshua Windham, Alfredo Ott IIIPeter Barnitz, Angel Perdomo, James Flynn, Kay Franz, Katie Puchot, Dwight Harris, Antoine Prince, Demetria Bridges, Cheri Ben-iesau, Dianne Georgy Garrett, Marlena Doherty, Zulay Herrera, Drew CookeTimothy Barr Rowland, Christian Perkins, Andie Cancienne and Kevin Hunts

We are pleased to include a modern dance performance, "Carried", choreographed by Rebecca Allen, with dancers from The Studio School of Dance.


Kenner Rivertown Arts Council Community Courtyard
409 Williams Blvd.
Kenner, LA 70062


November 18, 2017 (5-8 PM)  Opening Reception (Pop Up Exhibition) + Dance and Jazz Performances

December 16, 2017 (5-8 PM)  Artist Reception (Pop Up Exhibition)  + Dance Performance 

January 20, 2018 (5-8 PM) Artist Reception (Pop Up Exhibition)  + Dance Performance

February 24, 2018 (5- 8 PM)  Closing Reception (Pop Up Exhibition) + Dance Performance

The courtyard mural portion of the "Down By the River" Exhibition will be on view in the Rivertown Arts Council Community Courtyard during regular Prospect 4 hours.  

(November 18, 2017 - February 24, 2018)
Wednesday through Sunday (11 - 4 PM)

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Fertile: P.S. Satellite-A Project of Prospect New Orleans @ Ten Gallery-NOLA

Peter Barnitz-"Delineation of an Island Universe", "The Key to Life" 2017

Ten Gallery
4432 Magazine St.

#barnitzart #FERTILE #pssatellites #TenGalleryNOLA

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Wall: Selected into New Orleans Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Exhibition @ LeMieux Galleries

Peter Barnitz (@barnitzart),  The Wall: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, 2017

Peter Barnitz

The Wall: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

A rendition of the proposed metaphorical/physical "Trump Wall", to be built along the southern border of the United States of America and Mexico. It is a politically neutral sculpture that sparks a conversation about issues surrounding legal/illegal immigration and border security. The aesthetically pleasing, free flowing "golden border" sculpture contrasts with its heavy subject matter. Do fences really make good neighbors? 
Recently published by The New Orleans Advocate about THE WALL........
"At first, Peter Barnitz's "The Wall" looks like a stray piece of minimalist sculpture that wandered into another show.  But a closer glance reveals that the understatedly scale of a fetish object, all sinous in gold leaf.  In it's mixture of formal elegance and conceptual depth, it represents the best kind of art that Lewis' curatorial hand has selected for this year's Louisiana Contemporary.   Facing Up Tough Issues in the Louisiana Contemporary Group Show,  By:  John D'Addario - The New Orleans Advocate

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

REVIEW: The Wall: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Peter Barnitz, The Wall:  Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

In the Museum: #barnitzart 

"At first, Peter Barnitz’s “The Wall” looks like a stray piece of minimalist sculpture that wandered in from another show. But a closer look reveals that the understatedly elegant piece is indeed that much-vaunted “big and beautiful wall” reduced to the scale of a fetish object, all sinuous lines and gold leaf.
In its mixture of formal elegance and conceptual depth, it represents the best kind of art that Lewis’ curatorial hand has selected for this year’s Louisiana Contemporary."

Facing up to tough issues in Louisiana Contemporary annual group show.

The New Orleans Advocate

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Peter Barnitz Art: VIDA Clothing Line

Peter Barnitz Art is excited to announce a new line of wearable art, through VIDA

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Peter Barnitz Art on INSTAGRAM

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2017 Louisiana Contemporary: Ogden Museum of Southern Arts, New Orleans, LA

Peter Barnitz with The Wall: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, 2017
2017 Louisiana Contemporary Exhibition, Ogden Museum of Southern Arts

Monday, July 31, 2017

Peter Barnitz: 2017 LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY Presented by the HELIS FOUNDATION (AUGUST 5 – OCTOBER 15, 2017)


Every August the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, in connection with Whitney White Linen Night, hosts its opening reception for its annual exhibition Louisiana Contemporary Presented by The Helis Foundation. Established in 2012, this statewide, juried exhibition promotes contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana, provides exhibition space for the exposition of living artist’s work, and engages a contemporary audience that recognizes the vibrant visual culture of Louisiana and the role of New Orleans as a rising, international art center. The juror for 2017 is Shantrelle P. Lewis.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Barnitz Art: Politicoastal Pop Up @ TEN Gallery NOLA Curated by J2

Peter Barnitz:  Indivisible With Liberty and Justice For All (2017)

TEN Gallery NOLA

Barnitz Art: Ten Gallery NOLA @ Box13-ARTSPACE, Houston, TX (May 20th - July 8th)

Ten Gallery Artists @ Box 13 ARTSPACE
(Jeff Rinehart, Jonathan Mayers, Peter Barnitz)

Peter Barnitz, The Wall:  Good Fences Make Good Neighbors (2017)

Gallery View:  Peter Barnitz:  The Wall:  Good Fences Make Good Neighbors and Love Thy Neighbor

Monday, April 10, 2017

Peter Barnitz @ ARTFIELDS 2017 (April 21 - 29)

Barnitz Art is pleased to present..... 
"Indivisible With Liberty and Justice For All

Peter Barnitz, "Indivisible With Liberty and Justice For All",  Dismantled confederate flag, American flag, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 inches.   THE R.O.B. ( 245 S. Church St, Lake City, SC)

"We need to dismantle our hate for each other, heal as a country and grow together in PEACE." Peter Barnitz
The Artfields Jury selected 400 works of art from across the 12 Southeastern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia) to exhibit at several venues around Lake City, SC.  Artists have a chance to compete for prizes by jury and popular vote.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Press Release - NATURE OF DAYLIGHT (March 2017)


NATURE OF DAYLIGHT                                                     4 March - 26 March   2017

Peter Barnitz- NATURE OF DAYLIGHT- (March 2017) TEN GALLERY-New Orleans, LA


TEN GALLERY is pleased to present, Nature of Daylight, an exhibition of New Orleans-based artist Peter Barnitz.  For his fourth solo exhibition at the gallery, Barnitz reveals his latest series of contemplative and Reductivist mixed media paintings.  The artist spins intricate webs of pattern and color, which harness a sense of space and dimension.  Barnitz's mixed media paintings on canvas encourage a dialogue between organic form, geometric structure and abstract landscape.  The exhibition opens March 4 and runs through March 26.  An artist reception will be held from 6 - 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

Inspired by nature, light and life, Barnitz creates visually complex, deeply meditative abstractions that combine the notion of movement with an appreciation of the schematic.  Delicately rendered, utilizing interwoven and playful geometric clusters, Barnitz’s paintings emphasize the passage of time, the mesh of nature and the poise of the human spirit.    

“The patterns and forms created are not only a symbol of hard work and determination, but a celebration of life, art of the human hand, and exploration up close and afar, where the process of creation collides with a spiritual and meditative goal,” Barnitz said.  “I use repetition of lines and shapes to create what I regard as a peaceful gathering of energy. These patterns can be freely interpreted as the co-dependency between everything in existence, which contributes to the changing balance of life.”

Peter Barnitz, originally from Metairie, LA, earned his BFA from Loyola University of New Orleans (2004) and MFA from the University of New Orleans (2011).  Currently living in Kenner, LA, Barnitz is the founder of the Barnitz Academy of Fine Arts and art director and artist-in-residence at Kenner Discovery Health and Sciences Academy, as well as, the chairman of the Kenner Rivertown Arts Council.  

His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in more than 40 group and solo shows, including the USC Upstate Gallery on Main in Spartanburg, SC, the 2016/2017 Art Fields Exhibition in Lake City, SC, the 2015 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finale at SCOPE Miami Beach, FL and the 2015 Exposure Nature Collection Exhibition at the Musee du Louvre, in Paris France.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A Look Around the Gallery: Peter Barnitz - ENGULFED - USC Upstate Gallery on Main

Self Portrait with "Amid the Strikes"

Gallery View #1

Peter Barnitz with USC Upstate Gallery Directors Jane Nodine and Mark Flowers

Gallery View #2

"Amid the Strikes"

Gallery View #3