TRANSFORMATIONAL BEAUTY 6 Decades of Michael W Barnard’s Fine Art Explorations The retrospective exhibition TRANSFORMATIONAL BEAUTY – 6 Decades of Michael W. Barnard’s Fine Art Explorations opens at ICON Gallery on
6 Decades of Michael W Barnard’s Fine Art Explorations
The retrospective exhibition TRANSFORMATIONAL BEAUTY – 6 Decades of Michael W. Barnard’s Fine Art Explorations opens at ICON Gallery on First Friday, February 7th, 6:30 – 10:00 pm.
Six decades of artistic output serves as a comprehensive roadmap revealing the development of the consciousness of the artist. In this case, it is a depiction of a spiritual journey, the alchemical work of an artist engaged in an ongoing process of self-transformation. It is a lifetime’s work. The artifacts of this sacred endeavor are the objects left behind – the works of art.
These works of Michael W. Barnard, ranging from his teenage years in the mid-20
th Century to the present beginning of the third decade of the 21st Century, are artifacts of his own journey. The works displayed are examples of spiritual/aesthetic explorations using a wide variety of media and techniques. The styles presented are varied and inconsistent, yet the driving focus and intention have always been the same: to evoke and embody the enlightened soul and radiate that light through these sacred space experiences. It is a sharing of the somatic Infinite Bliss from which time and space emerge. It is a sharing and celebration of pure Creation.
“When I first met Michael a few years ago, I was interested in his professional filmmaking,” says ICON Director Bill Teeple. ” At that time I discovered that he, also, had a large body of visual art that he had been making all his life. I felt it was important to put a show together that gave a glimpse of the numerous expressions by this creative soul.”
(Friday) 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
58 N. Main St