Barry Nemett

From 07-03-2009 To 07-31-2009

Barry Nemett











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Artist Presentation: Friday, July 3 at 4pm

The SACI Gallery is proud to present the Language of Landscape: Works from Italy, an exhibition of works on paper by American artist Barry Nemett. Of his work, Barry says:

"Drawing - so immediate, all you need is paper, ink for your pen, and a point for your pencil - is a form of meditation and freedom for me. It keeps my hand and eye limber; teaches me to see more deeply; allows me to try out new things; be challenged and humbled; wonder visually; dig into life´s thrilling rhythms and rhymes; empathize; document exceptional, commonplace, and fleeting moments; slow down time; be ¨outside of time¨; to have an extraordinary time.

"Mine is an additive process; the images grow – which generates a kind of narrative element for me. The locations I portray may piece together dozens of panels based on half a dozen or more sites. Although I work from life, the places I draw and paint do not exist, at least not all at once. I make them up as I go. The challenge, of course, is to make the unraveled story of each landscape that I fabricate look true."

BARRY NEMETT, Chair of the Painting Department at Maryland Institute College of Art, received his BFA at Pratt Institute and his MFA at Yale University. His awards include The Hugh Fraser Foundation, Ford Foundation Grant (Italy), MICA Trustee Grant for Excellence in Teaching, Maryland State Arts Council Individual Fellowship Grant, ITT International Travel Fellowship/Fulbright Hays Grant (Spain).

Prof. Nemett, has curated numerous traveling exhibitions, and has exhibited his own work nationally and internationally, including National Academy Museum (N.Y.C.); Museum of Art, Rochefort-en-Terre (France); Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art (Japan); ISA Gallery (Italy), Andre Zarre Gallery (N.Y.C.); Atlanta College of Art; Baltimore Museum of Art; College of William & Mary University; Delaware Center of Contemporary Art; Delaware Museum of Art; Goucher College; Haverford College, ICE Gallery (N.Y.C.); Indiana University; Institute of International Education, Loyola College; New Jersey State Museum; Pratt Institute; Rochester Institute of Technology; St. John's University; University of North Carolina; University of Maryland; University of New Hampshire; University of Pennsylvania; Washington County Museum of Art; Wellesley College; Yale University, and numerous galleries throughout the U.S.

Prof. Nemett's Lectures and Visiting Artist Residencies include: Bates College; California College of the Arts; Chicago Art Institute; Delaware College of Art and Design; Haverford College; Hood College; Howard Community College; Johns Hopkins University; New York Studio School; Ontario College of Art and Design; Philadelphia Community College; Pratt Institute; Princeton University; Rhode Island School of Design; Salisbury State University; St. John's University; Swarthmore College; Towson University; University of Maryland; University of Pennsylvania; Wellesley College; Woodmere Museum of Art; Alfred and Trafford Klots Residency Program (France); Glasgow School of Art (Scotland); International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture (Italy); Keisho Art Association (Japan); Studio Art Centers International (Italy); and Summer Scholarship Program (Scotland).

His publications include: Crooked Tracks, (novel: Barnhardt & Ashe, Publishers, Inc., April, 2007); Images, Objects, and Ideas: Viewing the Visual Arts, (textbook, McGraw-Hill, 1992); articles in Arts Magazine; Museum & Arts: Washington; New Art Examiner; Washington Review; Baltimore Magazine; as well as essays for numerous exhibition catalogues.



Presentazione dell'artista: venerdì 3 luglio alle 18.

La SACI Gallery è orgogliosa di presentare “Language of Landscape: Works from Italy”, una mostra delle opere su carta dell’artista americano Barry Nemett.

“Disegnare – un’arte così immediata, tutto ciò di cui si ha bisogno sono carta, inchiostro per la tua penna e una punta per la tua matita – è per me una forma di meditazione e libertà. Mantiene la mia mano e i miei occhi flessibili; mi insegna a guardare più in profondità; mi permette di sperimentare nuove cose; raccogliere sfide e umiliazioni; fantasticare visivamente; entrare negli eccitanti ritmi e rime della vita; enfatizzare; documentare l’eccezionale, il luogo comune, e gli attimi fuggevoli; i lenti periodi morti; essere fuori dal tempo; passare momenti straordinari.”

“Il mio è un procedimento additivo; le immagini crescono – il che genera per me una specie di elemento narrativo. I luoghi che dipingo possono essere l’unione di dozzine di pannelli basati su di una mezza dozzina di siti o più. Nonostante io lavori dalla vita reale, i luoghi che disegno e dipingo non esistono, almeno non tutti in una volta. Li creo man mano. La sfida, sicuramente, è fare in modo che la storia di ogni paesaggio creato appaia come vera.”

BARRY NEMETT, Direttore del Dipartimento di Pittura al Maryland Institute College of Art, ha ottenuto il suo BFA al Pratt Institute ed il suo MFA alla Yale University. I suoi riconoscimenti includono il Hugh Fraser Foundation, il Ford Foundation Grant (Italia), il MICA Trustee Grant for Excellence in Teaching, il Maryland State Arts Council Individual Fellowship Grant, l’ITT International Travel Fellowship/Fulbright Hays Grant (Spagna).

Il Prof. Nemett, ha curato numerose mostre sul tema del viaggio, ed ha esibito i suoi lavori in mostre nazionali ed internazionali, tra cui la National Academy Museum (N.Y.C.); il Museum of Art, Rochefort-en-Terre (Francia); l’Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art (Giappone); l’ISA Gallery (Italia), l’Andre Zarre Gallery (N.Y.C.); l’Atlanta College of Art; il Baltimore Museum of Art; College of William & Mary University; il Delaware Center of Contemporary Art; Delaware Museum of Art; il Goucher College; l’Haverford College, l’ICE Gallery (N.Y.C.); l’Indiana University; Institute of International Education, il Loyola College; il New Jersey State Museum; Pratt Institute; il Rochester Institute of Technology; il St. John's University; University of North Carolina; la University of Maryland; la University of New Hampshire; la University of Pennsylvania; il Washington County Museum of Art; il Wellesley College; la Yale University, e numerose gallerie in tutti gli Stati Uniti.

Le lezioni e Residenze d’Artista del Prof. Nemett includono: Bates College; California College of the Arts; Chicago Art Institute; Delaware College of Art and Design; Haverford College; Hood College; Howard Community College; Johns Hopkins University; New York Studio School; Ontario College of Art and Design; Philadelphia Community College; Pratt Institute; Princeton University; Rhode Island School of Design; Salisbury State University; St. John's University; Swarthmore College; Towson University; University of Maryland; University of Pennsylvania; Wellesley College; Woodmere Museum of Art; Alfred and Trafford Klots Residency Program (Francia); Glasgow School of Art (Scozia); International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture (Italy); Keisho Art Association (Giappone); Studio Art Centers International (Italia); and Summer Scholarship Program (Scozia).

Tra le sue pubblicazioni: Crooked Tracks, (romanzo: Barnhardt & Ashe, Publishers, Inc., Aprile, 2007); Images, Objects, and Ideas: Viewing the Visual Arts, (testo, McGraw-Hill, 1992); articoli per l’Arts Magazine; Museum & Arts: Washington; New Art Examiner; Washington Review; Baltimore Magazine; oltre a numerosi saggi per cataloghi di mostre.

 

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