Current Satellite Exhibition: Altered Paradise: The Work of Barbara Gillette
December 8, 2017 @ 8:00 am - January 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm| Free
ARTIST TALK RESCHEDULED: Friday, January 26th, 4:30pm, Kendal at Oberlin
Title of Exhibition: Altered Paradise: The Work of Barbara Gillette
Location of Exhibition: Kendal at Oberlin, 600 Kendal Drive, Oberlin, Ohio 44074
Show Dates: December 8th, 2017 – January 27th, 2018
The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is proud to announce its satellite exhibition, Altered Paradise: The Work of Barbara Gillette to be held at the gallery of Kendal at Oberlin, 600 Kendal Drive, Oberlin, Ohio 44074. The Artist Talk, previously scheduled for Friday, January 12th has been rescheduled for FRIDAY, JANUARY 26TH, 4:30PM at Kendal at Oberlin. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!
The show features the delicate and thought-provoking monoprints and pastels of Akron-area artist Barbara Gillette who has been archived at the AAWR since 2000. Gillette depicts landscapes in the majority of her pieces, and she particularly focuses on Medina County and other parts of rural Ohio. She states that she is “especially interested in the tension between suburban and rural areas” and her work often juxtaposes the sterile, flat planes of modern housing developments with the rich, natural beauty of regional landscapes.
Gillette received her BFA degree in drawing from the University of Akron and is represented by the Harris-Stanton Gallery located in Akron. Her work has been exhibited at the Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery in Columbus, Ohio, the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, and the Zanesville Art Center in Zanesville, Ohio. Her work can be found in the collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Case Western Reserve University, and the law firm of Squires, Sanders, and Dempsey.
Altered Paradise displays pieces from the AAWR’s permanent collection as well as from the artist’s personal collection. Works from the artist’s personal collection are available for sale. The exhibition and talk are free and open to the public.
The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve would like to thank Ohio Arts Council, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Ohio Art Dealers Association, the George Gund Foundation, the Bernice & David E. Davis Foundation, the William Bingham Foundation and the Zufall Foundation and our members for their continuing support.