On View: September 12 – October 31
In Carol Barsha’s meadow, it is not uncommon to find two environmentally dissimilar florae sharing the same plane, or a Songbird sitting on a Zinnia bud three times its size. The artists’ timely, and often humorous, regard for the power of nature manifests in a style that simultaneously magnifies and celebrates the natural world as a series of infinitely connected parts. By animating her subjects Barsha instills in them an autonomy that is rarely granted to nature, while faithfully rendering the minute details of their anatomy.
Once an exclusive oil painter, Barsha now prefers watercolor, ink, pastel, and charcoal on paper– an appropriate solution to her “preference for loose and delicate painting.” Employing a distinctive palette alongside such an array of media, she is able to intimately capture the underappreciated nuances of her subjects.
Carol Barsha has exhibited at the Art Institute of Boston, Maryland Institute College of Art, Bronx Museum of Art, and most recently the Katzen Museum at American University. She has had numerous public art commissions and is currently in the permanent collections of the Federal Reserve in Washington, DC, and Murray Edwards College at Cambridge University, among others.
gallery neptune & brown is located at 1530 14th Street NW.
*Masks/face coverings are required to enter the gallery. To ensure social distancing they are limiting the number of guests in the gallery at one time. They recommend making an appointment to visit.