Red Palms in the Rain

Red Palms in the Rain
Item# 116167

Product Description


Barbara Krupp

When I paint, I paint. I just start working with colors because I’m really a colorist. I know what goes with what, what works, or what plays; I have my feelings and I just want to get everything flowing, and the color working great.

It’s not all about color, though. When I was very young, I trained to be an x-ray technician. From that time one, as T.S. Eliot wrote in his “Whispers of Immortality”, I have seen “the skull beneath the skin.”

The structure of the painting is very important to me, and in my most recent series I have, in a manner of speaking, allowed the bones of the painting-both compositionally and metaphorically, become the painting's’ subject matter.

Like Georgia O’Keeffe, whose early 1940’s series of pelvic bones enclosed spaces that later in the decade became forms themselves, I found the areas of interest in my own landscape and floral abstractions to be the atmospheric spaces between forms. I came to realize that the significance in my paintings was not in the forms, but in the spaces between them.

In my “Abstract Stories” series, those atmospheric spaces became increasingly bounded by spontaneously drawn shapes. Painted in shades of ochre-tinted white -the colors of bone- the enclosed spaces began to take on the shapes that suggested something as intimate and normally hidden as bone; organic shapes that suggest body parts unveiled here and there as though to tease a lover.

T.S. Eliot ends his poem with, “Our lot crawls between dry bones to keep our metaphysics warm.”

I explore the interface between passion and the intellect, pulsing tissue and desiccated bone.

Our lot may be to crawl through our mortal span but, like the poet, we also sing.

Museum Exhibitions: 2015 Garrett Art Museum, Garrett, IN “Cubes of Life” one person show 2013 Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH, “Restoration, Recycling and Remembering” one person show 2011 Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH, Group Exhibition

Solo Exhibitions: 2016 Muse Gallery, Hilton Hotel, “Barbara Gone Wild” Columbus, Ohio 2016 Pennello Gallery, Barbara Gone Wild” Cleveland, Ohio 2016 Dabbert Gallery, “From a Shout to a Whisper” Sarasota, Florida 2015 Dabbert Gallery, “Color” Sarasota, Florida 2015 Muse Gallery, One Person Show, Columbus, Ohio 2015 Pennello Gallery, One Person Show, Cleveland, Ohio 2014 Muse Gallery, “Barbara Krupp at Muse Gallery”, Columbus, Ohio 2014 Dabbert Gallery, “Fog and Mist”, Sarasota, Florida 2014 Center for Spiritual Care, “Divine Beauty” Vero Beach, Florida 2013 Dabbert Gallery “Black and White and Red All Over” Sarasota, Florida 2012 Darby Gallery, “Contemporary Master” Vero Beach, Florida 2012 Dabbert Gallery, “Hidden Cities” Sarasota, Florida 2010 Dabbert Gallery, One person show, Sarasota, Florida 2006 Dabbert Gallery, “Abstract Nature”

Group Exhibitions 2017 Linus Gallery, “Cuisine and Beast” Long Beach, California 2017 ArtKudos 2017 International Juried Art Competition and Exhibition, finalist 2016 Muse Gallery at the Hilton, “Female Force” Columbus, Ohio 2017 Linus Gallery, “Cuisine and Beast” Long Beach California 2016 Miami River Art Fair, “Gates of Paradise” Miami, Florida 2016 Artbox Project, Spectrum Miami, Miami, Florida 2016 Lighthouse Art Center and Museum, “Size Matters”, Tequesta, Florida 2016 Linus Gallery, “Heaven and Earth” Long Beach, California 2016 John Travolta Movie “I am Wrath” 2015 NOAPS, Fall exhibition, online 2015 Lighthouse Art Center and Museum “Contempo” Tequesta, Florida 2013 ISOAP, online 2013 Pennello Gallery, two person show, Cleveland, Ohio 2012 ISOAP, open exhibition, Paso Robles, California 2011 ArtTrail, artist studio tour, Vero Beach, Florida 2011 Toledo Museum of Art, Canaday Gallery, Toledo, Ohio 2011 Pennello Gallery, two person show, Cleveland, Ohio 2011 South Shore Art Center, “Sources Origins” Cohasset, MA 2011 DeLuce Gallery, “Emphemera” Northwest MO State University 2010 Artoteque, “Work on Display” Canary Wharf, London, England 2009 Dabbert Gallery, “Dual Reality” Sarasota, Florida 2007 Dabbert Gallery, “A Couple of Visions” Sarasota, Florida 2006 Pennello Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio 2005 Orange Center for Contemporary Arts, “Road to Time” 2005 Vero Beach Art Museum, “Art by the Sea” Vero Beach, Florida

Awards: 2016 Lighthouse Art Center and Museum, “Size Matters” 2nd Place 2016 Miami River Arts Fair, Lorenzo De’Medici Award of Excellence, Miami, Florida 2016 Listed in Forbes/Media & Entertainment by Jason Borby for the best of 12 Contemporary art studios 2015 NOAPS, Award of Excellence 2015 ISOAP, First Place

Publication and Events: 2015 “The Best of 2015”, 2015 “Restoration, Recycling and Remembering”, 2014 “Artists Home and Studio” Schiffer Publishing 2012 Artist Portfolio Magazine, full page 2011 Planet Vero Radio 107.9 WAXE “Women in the Arts with Mark Rodolico 2010 Children’s Charity Fundraiser Poster, Naples, Florida

Public and Corporate Collections: Garrett Art Museum, Garrett, IN Smith & Nephew, Inc. St. Petersburg, Florida Osceola County Board of City Commissioners, Osceola, Florida Disney Collection, Orlando, Florida Five Points Building, Sarasota, Florida Hotel Adler, Stuttgart, Germany Richard & Barbara Gruber, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Key Bank, Wakeman, Ohio Dr. Tom Timko DDS, Lorain, Ohio Massilion Art Museum, Massilion, Ohio

Studied With: Graham Nickson Christopher Schink, A.W.S. Lowell Ellsworth Smith, A.W.S. Fred Leach, A.W.S.