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Always Light

Painting and Drawing by Barbara Hatfield

Exhibition in the Plus/Space: September 14 - October 13, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 21, 5-7pm


Barbara Hatfield’s art is marked by an elegant simplicity and sensitivity to form and material. Abstract paintings, done with oil-stick and gouache on linen, offer rich textures and space both deep and broad. Ink drawings of various sizes are spare yet lively. The openness of the work allows multiple readings and its nuances invite and reward sustained viewing.

“ I am most interested in inquiry, in the energy, frequency and tone of a work.            
I use very basic materials, most often in a direct and straightforward manner. I enjoy
the challenge of discovering their inherent characteristics and how they might be
employed to speak with both an inner integrity and a distilled physicality. I am
interested to create work that invites and allows an experience that is both intimate
and immense.    

          Breathing space. Room for wondering. Room for thinking. Room for questioning.            
A little humor is essential. Simplicity. Directness. The metaphysical. “ - Barbara Hatfield

About the Artist

Hatfield holds a Bachelor's Degree in Art from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Parsons School of Design, NYC. She has presented solo exhibits at the North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks; The Rourke Art Museum, Moorhead, MN; La Mama E.T.C. La Galleria, New York; A.I.R. Gallery, New York; District 31 Victoria's in Wolverton, MN, and additional venues in Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN. Hatfield’s group exhibitions sites include FiveMyles, Brooklyn, NY; Gallery w52, New York; and Dinaburg Arts, New York. Her work is in the permanent collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art and numerous private collections in the US, Switzerland, Germany and Japan.

GALLERY HOURS:

Thursday through Sunday, 1pm to 6pm; or by appointment. 

DIRECTIONS:

Take 2, 3, or 4 trains to Franklin Avenue. Walk two blocks against the traffic on Franklin. Walk ¾ block to 558 St. Johns Place. FiveMyles is within easy walking distance from the Brooklyn Museum.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

FiveMyles is in part supported by the New York State Council for the Arts, Public Funds from the New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Council Member Laurie Cumbo, the Greenwich Collection, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, and the Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation.