April 2 - May 2, 2009
First Thursday, April 2, 2009
Artist will be in attendance the first weekend of the exhibition.
For whatever reason, be it the perception of security, the remnants of the wild west, an unwarranted fear of others, or a defense of private space, Americans have an overabundance of guns per household.
In his current work, Howard Barlow explores contradictions that arise when danger and threat result from attempted safety and protection. By combining incongruous materials such as bullet-riddled steel with knitted wool, military rifle stocks with antlers, and shotgun appendages with inviting glow-in-the-dark surfaces, Barlow’s work explores our social confusion regarding disparate concepts such as fear and protection, destruction and renewal, and chaos and order.
Howard Barlow lives in the small rural town of Thorp, Washington, with his wife Lorraine and their son. Lorraine does the knitting for Howard’s work. Howard is a sculpture instructor at Central Washington University and a distance-learning instructor at Columbia Basin College. He was awarded Artist Trust GAP Grants in 2008 and in 2005 and has had recent work reviewed in Artweek.
Hours: Noon-5pm Thurs-Sat,
or by appointment.
by Jacob & Justin Gibbens
Crushed mini kegs, antler, knit wool. 2009
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