When I saw the information for this show, I knew I had to attend and meet the artist -- and what a wonderful experience meeting the lovely Barbara and learning a bit about her work. In my humble opinion, these piece are beyond progressive, with colors tossing and turning - and to see them in person is a delight. So go, you'll thank me later! See a sample of the opening night and more about Bachner and Dacia Gallery below....
Barbara Bachner, in the background Circle of Life XI, Baby, Acrylic on Linen, 36x36
This was my favorite piece....
Stefania Carrozzini,curator, Dacia Gallery for "Circle of Life."
Lee Vasu, (L), artist, curator and founder of Dacia Gallery and Damian Salo, (R), founding partner and author.
...and so many handsome gentlemen!
Another select image courtesy of the gallery, Dancin', Acrylic on Linen, 36X36
|Another feature, Equinox, Acrylic on Linen, 24x24|
Bachner received her BA Magna Cum Laude in Fine Art from New York University and began in the atelier mode as a painter of traditional realism, receiving a diploma from the National Academy School of Art and awards and a scholarship to the Art Students League, New York City. She developed as an abstract painter, which has been her manner of working in many media: painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation and video. Her credentials and involvements are endless, including having work is in private and public collections, such as The Library of Congress, the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers in New Jersey and the Four Seasons Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. This is only the tip of the iceberg of her accomplishments, see her bio on the gallery site to learn more. She has worked out of her studio in Chelsea since 1995 and has seen the continued exeuberance of the New York art scene over the years, I bet she has amazing stories to tell!
About the gallery: founded in September 2010, the gallery has organized and curated exhibitions of contemporary emerging and established artists. Dacia has gained extensive attention by featuring top museum quality exhibitions showing a wide array of mediums from drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography and mix media. The monthly exhibitions present an exceptional portfolio of artists to collectors and art enthusiasts.
Sign up for Dacia's mailing list and learn more at www.daciagallery.com. The next event will be Natalie Tyler / Opening night Thursday, June 7, 2012.
Art & Fashion Salon Approved! Photography by Leanna, larger images via Dacia Gallery.
Up next; Chelsea gallery night/meeting Marilyn Minter (beyond exciting!), and oh so much more street art from the 70's....and today on Bowery.