Livery Collar

Renae Barnard is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Los Angeles. Her work investigates the undeniable relationship between biology and culture as well as the potential and limits of these two forces. Barnard's work has been shown at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Berkeley Art Center, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, SOMArts Gallery, Harriet & Charles Luckman Gallery, Pete & Susan Barrett Gallery, Grace Albrecht Gallery and in a collection of local and international film festivals.

Displaced Tinder





















Renae Barnard is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Los Angeles. Her work investigates the undeniable relationship between biology and culture as well as the potential and limits of these two forces. Barnard's work has been shown at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Berkeley Art Center, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, SOMArts Gallery, Harriet & Charles Luckman Gallery, Pete & Susan Barrett Gallery, Grace Albrecht Gallery and in a collection of local and international film festivals.

Pathway Analysis Exhibition at Claremont City Hall



Pathway Analysis: An Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture by Emerging Artists
Free art exhibit to take place at City Hall from October 20th, 2014- February 9th, 2015.



Pathway Analysis presents eighteen works by fourteen emerging artists currently enrolled in Claremont Graduate University’s MFA Program. This exhibition continues a long tradition of highlighting MFA candidates in the galleries of Claremont City Hall. Pathway Analysis was curated by Renae Barnard and Jonathan Elder. It will be on display from October 20th, 2014 to February 9th, 2015.



Pathway Analysis celebrates the process of exploration and recognizes the intricacies involved in the movement from the conceptual to the physical. These experimental practices and open-ended methods of discovery allow viewers the opportunity to engage with a broad range of materials and artistic approaches. Abstract paintings by Jonathan Elder, Yirmi Ding, Yun Lung, Chas Schroeder and Stacy Wendt are in quiet conversation with figurative works by Dena Alswaidan, Cindy Gracia, Antoine Leonard and Lara Salmon.  Artists Iain Muirhead, Alice Perreault and Lilli Zhong combine traditional painting techniques with applied collage methods to create multi-faceted dimensional works, while Renae Barnard and Fang Li fashion sculptural objects from textile fibers imbued with references to the feminine and the domestic.

 

 

General Information:

Claremont City Hall

207 N Harvard Ave, Claremont, CA 91711

Telephone: (909) 399-5444

Monday –Friday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Admission: Free of charge

 




Pathway Analysis: An Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture by Emerging Artists

Free art exhibit to take place at City Hall from October 20th, 2014- February 9th, 2015.

Pathway Analysis presents eighteen works by fourteen emerging artists currently enrolled in Claremont Graduate University’s MFA Program. This exhibition continues a long tradition of highlighting MFA candidates in the galleries of Claremont City Hall.

Pathway Analysis was curated by Renae Barnard and Jonathan Elder. It will be on display from October 20th, 2014 to February 9th, 2015.

Pathway Analysis celebrates the process of exploration and recognizes the intricacies involved in the movement from the conceptual to the physical. These experimental practices and open-ended methods of discovery allow viewers the opportunity to engage with a broad range of materials and artistic approaches. Abstract paintings by Jonathan Elder, Yirmi Ding, Yun Lung, Chas Schroeder and Stacy Wendt are in quiet conversation with figurative works by Dena Alswaidan, Cindy Gracia, Antoine Leonard and Lara Salmon.

Artists Iain Muirhead, Alice Perreault and Lilli Zhong combine traditional painting techniques with applied collage methods to create multi-faceted dimensional works, while Renae Barnard and Fang Li fashion sculptural objects from textile fibers imbued with references to the feminine and the domestic.

General Information:

Claremont City Hall

207 N Harvard Ave, Claremont, CA 91711

Monday-Friday 7am-6pm

Telephone:

909-399-5444

Admission: Free of charge

Homemakers: An Art Exhibition Featuring 25 Women Artists in an Underground Tunnel

25 Women Artists Take Over a Los Angeles Underground Tunnel with

HOME MAKERS?

Exhibition

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Free art exhibit to take place for one night only on July 12 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Presenting more than 75 works by 25 female artists,

HOME MAKERS?

is the first Los Angeles exhibition to highlight women makers in a setting free from the hierarchies that segregate fine arts and craft. Curated by Renae Barnard, this exhibition connects women artists from diverse communities directly with visitors for one night only,

Saturday July 12, 2014from 6:00pm-10:00pm

Operating outside the traditional art market, the exhibition will take place in an underground tunnel

in East Los Angeles and provide 100% of sales directly to the participating artists. The tunnel walls will feature photography by Leila May, Maria Garcia-Clark and Cathleen Parra, paintings by Alice Maldonado, Elwing Gonzales, and Nicole Reyes, illustrations by Cheryl Angel and Olivia Healy-Mirkovich, and sculptural fiber works by Renae Barnard, Fang Li, Jacqueline Meyers-Cho, Kin Chen and Vanessa Fry.

The above ground intersection will be temporarily closed to traffic allowing for installation artists Diana Madriaga, Debbie Carlson, Jaklin Romine and Olga Lah to literally take over the street. Ceramicists Sharon Hardy and Sarah Hagen will be hosting vignettes of their work above ground alongside fiber artist Cara Mullinary, Julie Roth and Julie Kornblum and sculptors/ jewelry designer Robin Little. Master of Ceremonies Rebekah Waites will be spinning tunes all evening and introducing a special performance by Jessica Ceballos at 7:30pm.

View the event gallery with captions at

http://renaebarnard.com/portfolio/public-art/home-makers/1

In Situ: A Summer Exhibition at Shoshana Wayne Gallery

Summer Group Show 

In-Situ

Renae Barnard, Hazing Period, 2014

Renae Barnard, Vera Bauluz, Tofer Chin, Abdul Mazid, & Patch Wright

In-Situ

July 19-September 06, 2014

Reception July 19, 2014 5pm-7pm

Shoshana Wayne Gallery is pleased to present

In-Situ , a summer group exhibition by emerging Los Angeles artists never before shown at the gallery.  Working in a variety of mediums, the selected works by Renae Barnard, Vera Bauluz, Tofer Chin, Abdul Mazid, and Patch Wright offer an invitation to think about the relationship between place and identity and how the artists' hand and materials of choice are inextricably linked to critique.  Here, each artist either re-purposes, re-articulates, or re-imagines a given article and imbues it with new life and new meaning.

Renae Barnard creates a soft sculpture from paper, thread, and ribbon, materials, and tactility typically associated with women and ascribed little consequence in the world.  Each of Barnard's sculptures with their intricate twists, coils, folds, splits, and tears challenge the viewer to see beyond traditional and conventional modes of identity representation.

Vera Bauluz presents found objects (janitor's mops, brooms, and shoes) that alone have little meaning to the world aside from signifying another's undesirable labor. Bauluz covers these heavily coded objects with gold leaf and at once blurs the distinction between the mundane and the worthless with that of beauty and value.

Tofer Chin explores the relationship between architecture and the natural world, illuminating ease and delicacy in the angular and rigid with his paintings and sculptures.  As part of an ongoing series, Chin's re-imagined stalagmites symbolize living and breathing beings in an environment.  They command attention while at the same time blending into their surroundings alluding to the contentious relationship between humans and nature.

Abdul Mazid is a multi-disciplinary conceptual artist who selects materials already imbued with heavy symbolism (sports collectibles, glitter, razor wire, Middle Eastern rugs, etc.) and re-works them until they have a specified social and political meaning.  For Mazid, born to a Syrian father and Mexican mother in California, identity and place inform much of his work. Mazid's singular coupling of mediums and ideas reflects his own experience of hybridity.

Patch Wright works in the realm of the mysterious creating objects that are simultaneously familiar and otherworldly.  The chasm between the viewer's perception/experience and the artist's work is precisely space from which Wright finds strength.  Demonstrating mastery over his materials, Wright pushes up against all conditions of possibility morphing the grotesque into the beautiful and the minute into the colossal.

For more information, please contact Alana Parpal

alana@shoshanawayne.com