This is by way of last-minute, I am afraid, but I wanted to share the work of my old art school pal (and Master Painter), Timothy Barr.
On October 22nd, My wife and I attended the opening reception of his latest exhibition, at the Somerville-Manning Gallery in Delaware, just outside of the Philadelphia suburbs.
Here, I’m playing William Shatner, taking up all the space whilst being least important. Additionally, I’m blocking the frigging painting, which happens to be one of Tim’s favorites! He is very patient with me.
I love this painting. The only one in the show with a human subject. There is a story that goes with it, and here it is: Angus (pictured) is a neighbor who had a flock of pet chickens. One by one, the pets were picked off by predators. The last surviving pet, held in sublimely rendered hands, became the focal point of the painting. Tim says the facial expression of the youth was taken from life. Sure looks like the grim visage of experience to me.
a detail is below…
I hope you’ve enjoyed this gallery visit, and that you may have the chance to catch it before closing. It is well-worth the trip.