David Barton celebrates opposites. Built from found objects such as mannequin parts and broken machinery, Barton’s figures mesmerize the eye with unexpected combinations. Simultaneously elegant and disturbing, his creatures seem to have walked out of a dream. Limbs end in machine parts. Calm faces float above wheels and wings. Barton invites the viewer to see the work “as part of a much larger story,” one where beauty and ugliness, danger and safety, reality and dream coexist in each being.
Atlantis by David Barton
Two Girls at a Show by Jessica Cohen
She draws with an inquiring line, black on white. “I think art is everywhere,” says Cohen. She captures moments of quiet focus. Her figures are filled with inner energy. Through Cohen’s Insights and Observations we glimpse ourselves.
Man Reading by Jessica Cohen
Insights and Observations is at The Loading Dock Gallery at Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Avenue September 30 through October 25, 2009. You're invited to a reception Friday, October 9, 6-9pm. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, .