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Gallery Artists:

Hamilton Aguiar
Craig Alan
Kevin Barrett
G. Rodo Boulanger
Greg Calibey
Paul Chester
Michele Dangelo
Charles Dwyer
Elisabeth Estivalet
Liz Gribin
Johanna Harmon
Peregrine Heathcote
Ron Hicks

Larry Horowitz
France Jodoin
Sebastian Kruger
Yingzhao Liu
Ramon Lombarte
Tim Merrett
David Morico
Nadee
Paul Oxborough
Virginia Peck
Jessica Pisano
Jean Richardson
Pauline Roche
Marlene Rose
Regina Saura
David Michael Slonim
Randy Stevens
Steven Stroud
Andy Summers
Thom Surman
Jeffrey Terreson
Gideon Tomaschoff

Lynne Windsor
Ronnie Wood

Additional Select Artists:
(see all)

Scott Addis
Yoel Benharrouche
Romero Britto
Jim Buckels
Michel Delacroix
Domonique Dorie
Brian Fox
David Gerstein
Jurgen Gorg
Hessam
Ted Jeremenko
Odile Kinart
Willi Kissmer
Hisaku Kobayashi
David Krakov
Joseph Lorusso
Sam Park
Thomas Pradzynski
Charlotte Reine
James Rizzi
Mackenzie Thorpe
Don Wilks

 

Kevin Barrett
artwork

b. 1962

            Kevin Barrett is a third generation artist who had the unique experience of growing up surrounded by abstract sculpture and painting his entire life.  Constantly observing and learning at a young age, sculpting quickly became second nature to him, allowing him to express his inherent vision and sense of abstract composition.

            Barrett’s grandfather, a successful Abstract Expressionist painter and founder of the Art Department at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, was greatly influential on Kevin’s art teaching him the significance of color in non-representative form.  The other major influence on him during his youth was his father, sculptor Bill Barrett who taught him the fundamentals of art.  From him Kevin learned the importance of materials and structure and how to transform them into elegant, abstract forms.  Later, when the family moved to New York, Kevin apprenticed with his father and learned to weld and work with aluminum, steel and bronze.

            As a young, developing artist still in his teens, Barrett was recognized for his talents with New York’s prestigious Golden Key Award in Art and won a national scholastic art competition.  This resulted in his first commission to build a large, outdoor welded-aluminum sculpture. Barrett continued his education at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.

            After college, Barrett began working at the famous Shidoni Foundry and outdoor sculpture park in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he learned the masterful technique of bronze casting. Subsequently, Barrett apprenticed with a number of well-known artists in New York and Europe and built sculptures for influential artists such as Herbert Ferber, Tom Wesselmann, and Alan Houser.  Barrett set up his first independent studio in Miami, where he worked for ten years before relocating to New York City for the next twenty years.  

            Barrett expresses himself through his sculpture, bringing a rhythmic energy to the inherent strength and durability of his chosen medium.  His sculptures have been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, and purchased by both private collectors and public instuitions such as the Interlochen Center for the Arts where it is admired by students and aspiring artists.

            In an exciting turn of events, the artist recently moved to Massachusetts where he resides with his wife, Sabina, and their three daughters. Newbury Fine Arts is pleased to exhibit and represent Kevin Barrett’s magnificent sculpture.


 

"Kevin Barrett’s formal impulse carries a Neo-Modernist orientation to sculpture. It is an impulse that not only projects a deeply felt expressive content, but also carries a carefully hewn visual language. His shapes are complexly configured in three-dimensional space through the formal application of alternating thrusts and conterthrusts that function as a means toward rhythmic unity.

Barrett’s constructive approach has continued to refine itself over the past decade. His work has become less angular and more intensely biomorphic. His ingenious overlapping of amebic planes, as seen in the current work, functions like a mind-game that carries both sensuality and wit. There is a certain lightness about these planar shapes that evades the weight of turgid stylization.

While obliquely reminiscent of Hans Arp’s Dada cut-outs made in Zurich during World War I, Barrett’s forms retain a sense of dynamic energy and metaphorical power that exceeds the past. His highly-charged visual inquiries into the morphological interrelations of shape, ranging from biology to astronomy, offer an incisive vision that suggests phenomena not unrelated to present-day scientific reality.

Barrett’s remarkable capacity to employ diversity within unity, and vice versa, has always been one of the artist’s strengths. This quality is further evident in these painted aluminum wall reliefs. Barrett’s forms reveal an insight into how nature can be transfigured through a deeply-felt aesthetic insight. At the same time, there is a toughness about these shapes that is openly deterministic in the sense of the early Constructivists.

Looking at Barrett’s work one may find a new sense of equilibrium in a world that seems out of sync and chaotic, a world where the tactile and the virtual seems at odds with one another. In these remarkable colorful aluminum constellations, Kevin Barrett offers another possibility for the future. Rather than cynical exhaustion, these interrelated shapes are woven together not as absolute forms but as decoys that keep slipping in and out of place before our eyes. Yet ultimately they cohere together. They retain an openness that brings art into an exquisite dialogue with science. They are free-forms gliding through space and time, full of resonance and equanimity."

- Robert C. Morgan

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2011   Outdoor Sculpture, C-Fine Arts, Shelter Island, New York. 
2006   New Sculptures and Wall Reliefs, Artefact Gallery, New York, New York. 
2004   New Sculptures, DeGraaf Forsythe Galleries, Inc., Saugatuck, Michigan. 
2001   Front Street Series, Robert Pardo Gallery, New York, New York. 
1997   Wall Sculptures, Ezair Gallery, New York, New York. 
1995   Sculptural Wall Illusions, Dietrich Contemporary Arts, New York, New York. 
1991   New Sculptures, Boehringer Gallery Inc., Hobe Sound, Florida.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2017     Out of Bounds, The White Room Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
2017    Market Art & Design, Bridgehampton, NY
2017    Winter Show, Quidley & Company, Naples, FL
2017    Pop Nouveau, Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2016    Aqua Art Miami, Miami, FL
2016    Inaugural Show, Quidley & Company, Westport, CT
2016    Off the Wall, C Fine Art @ The White Room Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
2016    Art Hamptons, C Fine Art, Bridgehampton, NY
2016    Downtown Expressions, Art in Public Places, Stamford Downtown Summer, CT
2015    SOFA, Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design, C Fine Art, Chicago, IL
2015    Grand Opening Exhibition, Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2015    Market Art + Design, C Fine Art, Bridgehampton, NY
2015    Inspirations, Armstrong De Graaf International Fine Art, Saugatuck, MI
2015    Paper on Paper New York, Art Market Productions, New York, NY
2015    Inspirations, Armstrong De Graaf International Fine Arts, Sangatuck, MI
2015    Market Artand Design, Bridgehapton, NY
2015    Color Personified, Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2014    Art Southampton, Lawrence Fine Art, Southampton, NY
2014    7th Annual Art Hamptons, C-Fine Art, Bridgehampton, NY
2014    Summer Exhibition, Quidley & Company, Nantucket, MA
2014    Art Market San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2013    Mystical Expressionism: Trilogy, Newbury Fine Arts. November12 - December 3.
2013    6th Annual Art Hamptons, Bridgehampton, New York.
2013    art MRKT San Francisco 2013, San Francisco, California.
2013    Upon Reflection, Quidley & Company, Boston, Massachusetts.
2012    Uncommon Ground III, Bridge Gardens, Bridgehampton, New York.
2012    Art MRKT, Bridgehampton, New York.
2012    Art Hamptons, Bridgehampton, New York.
2012    Art MRKT San Francisco 2012, San Francisco, California.
2012    Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida.
2012    Inaugural Event, Salazar Contemporary Art Exhibits, La Jolla, California.
2011    Houston Fine Art Fair, Houston, Texas.
2011    Art MRKT, Bridgehampton, New York.
2011    Art Hamptons, Sayre Park, Bridgehampton, New York.
2011    Uncommon Ground II, Bridge Gardens, Bridgehampton, New York.
2011    Art Chicago,Merchandise Mart,Chicago, Illinois.
2010    Art Hamptons, Sayre Park, Bridgehampton, New York.
2010    Uncommon Ground, Bridge Gardens, Bridgehampton, New York.
2010    Group Show, Armstrong De Graaf Gallery, Holland, Michigan. 
2009    The Sculpture Mile, Madison, Connecticut.
2009    Group Show, De Graaf Forsythe Galleries, Inc., Saugatuck, Michigan. 
2009    Group Show, Evan Lurie Gallery, Carmel, Indiana.
2009    Modern Marvels, Rosetta Stone Fine Art Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida. 
2009    Outdoor Sculpture, The Commons, Rosetta Stone Fine Art Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida. 
2008    Sculpt Miami, Art Basel, Miami, Florida.
2008    National Small Sculpture Invitational, Palm Desert, California. 
2006    24th Annual BWAC Outdoor Sculpture Show, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, New York. 
2006    Three Sculptors, Walter Randel Gallery, New York, New York. 
2006    Group Show, Lurie Gallery, Miami, Florida. 
2005    Group Show, De Graaf Fine Art, Ltd., Grand Rapids, Michigan. 
2005    Inaugural Group Show, Artefact Pardo Galleria, Zurich, Switzerland. 
2004    Group Show, Artefact Galleria, Milano,Italy. 
2003    Group Show, De Graaf Forsythe Galleries, Inc., Saugatuck, Michigan. 
2003    Group Show, De Graaf Fine Art, Ltd., West Palm Beach, Florida. 
2002    Anti-Gravity, Robert Pardo Gallery, New York, New York. 
2002    Group Show, De Graaf Forsythe Galleries, Inc., Saugatuck, Michigan. 
2001    Collectors Choice, Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, Florida 
2001    21st Annual Outdoor Sculpture Show, Mather Hospital, Port Jefferson, New York. 
2000    Legacies 2000, Alva Gallery, New London, Connecticut. 
2000    Group Show, Pardo Lattuada Gallery, New York, New York. 
2000    20th Annual Outdoor Show, Mather Hospital, Port Jefferson, New York. 
1998    Group Show, Manifold Tribe, Chicago, Illinois. 
1998    Quietude Garden Gallery Show, East Brunswick, New Jersey. 
1998    A Sculpture Survey, Kouros Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, Connecticut. 
1997    Reliefs and Sculptural Wall Art, West Side Bronze Contemporary Sculpture, Santa Fe, NM.
1997    Summer Show, Museum Master, New York, New York. 
1996    A Sculpture Survey, Kouros Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, Connecticut. 
1996    Quietude Garden Gallery Show, East Brunswick, New Jersey. 
1996    Inaugural Exhibition,The Museum Masters Collection, New York, New York. 
1996    Art Miami '96, Miami Convention Center, Florida. 
1995    Group Show, Rush Foundation, New York, New York. 
1995    Group Show, Dietrich Contemporary Arts, New York, New York. 
1994    Collectors Choice, Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, Florida. 
1994    Inaugural Exhibition, Dietrich Contemporary Arts, New York, New York. 
1994    Group Show, Roswitha Benkert Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland. 
1993    Group Show, LMG Gallery, New York, New York. 
1993    A Sculptural Survey, Kouros Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, Connecticut. 
1992    Group Show, Rachel Freedman Contemporary Fine Art, New York, New York. 
1992    Sixth Annual Rosen Exhibition, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina. 
1992    1.5 Show, Muranushi Lederman Production, New York, New York. 
1992    Outdoor Sculpture Show, Brickell Ave, Miami, Florida. 
1992    Outdoor Sculpture Show, Forum Group, Jacksonville, Florida. 
1991    Art Expo, Roswitha Benkert Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland. 
1991    Premier Show, Art Star Gallery, Los Angles, California. 
1991    Sculpture Project, The College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 
1991    Group Show, The Artists Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 
1991    Summer Sculpture Show, Greene Gallery, Miami, Florida. 
1991    Indoor / Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Northwood Institute, West Palm Beach, Florida. 
1990    1st Annual Florida State of the Art Exhibition, Miami Beach, Florida. 
1989    Joy Moos Gallery Artists Exhibition, Joy Moos Gallery, Miami, Florida. 
1988    Micro Show, Now Gallery, New York City, New York. 
1988    Micro Show, Artifacts Art Salon, Miami Beach, Florida. 
1988    Joy Moos Gallery Artists Installation, Capital Bank Building, Miami, Florida. 
1987    Projections, Contemporary Art Center of North Miami, Miami, Florida. 
1986    Group Show, Artifacts Art Salon, Miami Beach, Florida. 
1986    Group Show, Joy Moos Gallery, Miami, Florida. 
1985    Artists Choose Artists, East Hampton Center for Contemporary Art, New York. 
1982    Annual Show, Shidoni Art Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

COLLECTIONS & COMMISSIONS:

2016     Trinity, Stamford, CT
2014     CWD Real Estate Investments, Grand Rapids, MI
2013     Kleinemas Fleischwaren GmbH & Co. KB, Verl-Sürenheid, Germany
2011     Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, Michigan. 
2008     Four Seasons Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri.
2006     City of Coral Springs, Sample Road, Coral Springs, Florida. 
2006     Proskauer Rose, Boston, Massachusetts. 
2006     Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Rain Garden, 400 Culver Street, Saugatuck, Michigan.
2006     Lobby 460 Broadway, New York, New York.
2003     Meringoff Properties, 360 Lexington Ave, New York, New York. 
2003     Vero Beach Museum, Vero Beach, Florida. 
2001     The Thompson Financial, New York, New York. 
2001     Bayerishe Landesbank, New York, New York. 
1992     Swire Properties, Inc., Brickell Key, Miami, Florida. 
1985     Freeman Securities, 75 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, New Jersey. 
1980     Martin Pitt Commemorative Sculpture, Hastings High School, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.

EDUCATION: 

1980     Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, Maryland.
BORN: 
1962     Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

 
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