Opening reception: Saturday, May 13, 4 - 6 PM
Through June 25, 2017
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." -Aristotle
James Barron Art is pleased to announce a group exhibition entitled, “Almost Nothing.” In our time of media overload, this exhibition offers a visual reprieve. The subject of our exhibition is dissolution, evaporation, tranquility and serenity in art.
“This show is an opportunity to stop and think and dream.” says James Barron, “In our rural setting, we hope this exhibition is a destination and haven -- especially needed in our current environment.”
Works will include paintings, sculpture and photographs by Dennis Ashbaugh, Anthony Caro,
Enrico Castellani, Dawn Clements, Laura de Santillana, Jules de Balincourt, Jacob Kassay, Joseph Kosuth,
Janet Leach, Sol LeWitt, Herbert Matter, Ed McGowin (for Alva Fost), Jeannette Montgomery Barron,
Jules Olitski, Beverly Pepper, James Siena, Larry Zox and loans of Ettore Spalletti and Wolfgang Tillmans.
In our Project Space we are featuring vintage photographs by Ralph Gibson, a master of black and white photography. Gibson’s photography is included in over 170 museum collections around the world and has appeared in over one hundred solo exhibitions. He has been appointed Commandeur de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government and the Leica Medal of Excellence.
“We are excited to exhibit Ralph Gibson’s work in Kent. The purity in his artistic vision compliments our Upper Gallery exhibition.” says James Barron. “Gibson’s exploration of the interaction of light and form has secured his place in the history of black and white photography.”