How It’s Made: A video by Darby Campbell. A recent look in the studio: Artist Statement: I use paper to create a world of fiction that challenges the viewer to suspend disbelief and venture into my fabricated reality. By layering paper I am able to build intriguing land formations that mimic viral colonies and concentric sound waves. These strange landmasses contaminate and infect the … Continue reading About
What a year this has turned out to be. Last weekend, with friends, family, and colleagues gathered in Lake City, South Carolina, we all awaited the announcement of the winners for Artfields 2016. My video store installation was up for consideration against 300+ other fantastic works of art from across the SouthEast region. My colleague, friend, and metalworker-extraordinairre Logan Woodle took an honorable mention award; … Continue reading Reflections: Artfields 2016
In April I will assemble an installation for the ArtFields 2016 competition in Lake City, South Carolina. This work has been in process for over a year, and will incorporate 200+ individual VHS slipcase sculptures arranged to resemble the nostalgic feeling of a VHS rental store. The show will open at the R.O.B in Lake City on April 22, and will be on view until April 30th. … Continue reading VHS Store Installation – Coming 2016 at ArtFields!
This new body of work investigates my nostalgia for horror films and how they helped carry me through a traumatic childhood. Enjoy! Continue reading New Work – Horror Prop Work
2015 was a fantastic year, from Art on Paper fair with my gallery in New York, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, to a new Assistant Professor and Foundations coordinator position at Coastal Carolina University, to new explorations in paper art, publications, and plenty of shows. 2016 is off to a brilliant start with several shows going on currently, and more upcoming. Here is a list of … Continue reading 2016 Shows and Updates
2015 is already shaping up to be a busy and exciting year. My New York Gallery, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, has been great to me already this year. At the end of the month, the show Snowbird will premiere at the gallery with other artists Christine Aaron, Michiyo Ihara, Jenny Kemp, and Josette Urso. The show will run from Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 until Apr 11, 2015. KBFA will also … Continue reading Art on Paper in NYC, Current and Upcoming Shows
I recently had an opening at the Gadsden Museum of Art in Gadsden, Alabama; my good friend Rebecca Duke is the manager there, and it was great to have an opportunity to show my work in the space she manages. September 5th, I am so honored to be a part of the show Pierogi XX: Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition at Pierogi at the Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn, … Continue reading Alabama to Brooklyn, and all new works