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Volume 26, Number 6 — June 2018

Arts Calendar

Artist Caroline Baker returns with 3-D assemblage of art and mixed media
“Dogma VI” Mixed Media by Caroline H Baker
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Artist Caroline Baker returns with 3-D assemblage of art and mixed media

Date(s):  June 15 - July 31, 2018
Venue: Gallery @ Barr Photographics
E. Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210
276.628.1486

ABINGDON, VA — The Gallery @ Barr Photographics announces the third installment of the Corner Gallery’s 2018 exhibition series with the return of Olney, Maryland, artist Caroline Baker, with a collection of 3-D assemblage art and mixed media paintings, entitled, "Shipping & Handling.” Baker's art forces inspection and introspection of our daily routines. Her expressionism, is created from ordinary objects and emotions in life that are disjointed but when combined produce a very powerful statement about who we are and how we live.

“Shipping & Handling” is celebrated with a reception and art talk by Baker, to which the public is invited, Friday, June 25 from 7 — 9 p.m. in The Gallery @ Barr Photographics. “Shipping & Handling” hangs and is for sale, through July 31. Call 276- 628-1486 or visit http://barrphotographics.com for further information.

Baker is originally from the Baltimore-Washington suburbs and has returned to live there after years of living in the Central Appalachian coalfields of Southwestern Virginia. Along with the change in scenery, her work has changed from site-specific contemporary landscapes to combines, which visually explore ephemeral information through objects, print and digital media. Her artwork often includes collage, fiber arts, painting and construction techniques. A background in arts education and various other fields including graphic design, environmental science, drafting and horticulture often find unconventional and subtle appearances in the content and application of her artwork. She holds a M.A. in teaching, East Tennessee State University, 2007, and a B.A. in visual art, University of Virginia’s College at Wise, 2000.

In her Artist’ Statement, she says, “My current body of work often takes the form of assemblage using everyday items that could be described as ‘kipple' — objects without use that may seem to reproduce, as a form of environmental- human entropy, objects that briefly had a use in the ordered environment, that have become the very symbol of disorder. My process often involves several stages of construction/deconstruction/construction as a metaphor for our human existence as both physical and mental/spiritual and as a collection of connected information or data."

“Shipping & Handling” is celebrated with a reception and art talk by Baker, to which the public is invited, Friday, June 25 from 7 — 9 p.m. in The Gallery @ Barr Photographics. “Shipping & Handling” hangs and is for sale, through July 31. Call 276- 628-1486 or visit http://barrphotographics.com for further information.




“Apples to Apples” Mixed Media Assemblage by Caroline H Baker


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