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Hayley Barker
updated: 11/04/2013
website: www.hayleybarker.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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My Dark House is Full of Comets Broadside
Dusk 1, 3/24/13
Dusk 4, 3/25/13
Dusk 2, 3/10/13
Dusk 2, 3/4/13
Dusk 1, 3/10/13
Dawn 2, 3/6/13
Dawn 1, 3/14/13
Sketch for The Prismatic Sun
Sketch for Cathedrals
Sketch for Cathedrals
Sketch for Cathedrals
Sketch for Cathedrals
Sketch for Cathedrals
Sketch for Cathedrals
 
Portfolio Keywords:  gestural, nature, landscape, narrative, text, meditative, conceptual, psychological, spiritual, collage
 
 
My Dark House is Full of Comets Broadside by Hayley Barker
My Dark House is Full of Comets Broadside
Digital Collage on Newsprint
2013
Dimensions variable
Dusk 1, 3/24/13 by Hayley Barker
Dusk 1, 3/24/13
Pastel on paper
2013
12.5" x  9" 
Dusk 4, 3/25/13 by Hayley Barker
Dusk 4, 3/25/13
Pastel on paper
2013
14" x  11" 
Dusk 2, 3/10/13 by Hayley Barker
Dusk 2, 3/10/13
Pastel and charcoal on paper
2013
17" x  14" 
Dusk 2, 3/4/13 by Hayley Barker
Dusk 2, 3/4/13
Charcoal on paper
2013
17" x  14" 
Dusk 1, 3/10/13 by Hayley Barker
Dusk 1, 3/10/13
Pastel on paper
2013
12.5" x  9" 
Dawn 2, 3/6/13 by Hayley Barker
Dawn 2, 3/6/13
Charcoal on paperCh
2013
14" x  11" 
Dawn 1, 3/14/13 by Hayley Barker
Dawn 1, 3/14/13
Pastel and charcoal on paper
2013
12.5" x  9" 
Sketch for The Prismatic Sun by Hayley Barker
Sketch for The Prismatic Sun
charcoal on paper
2012
14 " x  11 " 
Sketch for Cathedrals by Hayley Barker
Sketch for Cathedrals
charcoal on paper
2010
122 " x  9 " 
Sketch for Cathedrals by Hayley Barker
Sketch for Cathedrals
charcoal on paper
2011
17 " x  14 " 
Sketch for Cathedrals by Hayley Barker
Sketch for Cathedrals
Pastel on paper
2011
13.5 " x  11 " 
Sketch for Cathedrals by Hayley Barker
Sketch for Cathedrals
Pastel on paper
2010
13.5 " x  11 " 
Sketch for Cathedrals by Hayley Barker
Sketch for Cathedrals
Pastel on paper
2010
13.5 " x  11 " 
Sketch for Cathedrals by Hayley Barker
Sketch for Cathedrals
Pastel on paper
2010
17 " x  14 " 

Artist Statement
I make drawings and oil paintings about how beautiful and strange it feels to be embodied within the energetic world of nature. My work is about visionary experience and the body. My approach is a mishmash: a feminist re-imagining of various abstract and representational modes and techniques found in Symbolist painting, Impressionism, Early Modernism, Outsider Art and “Bad Painting." Each series stems from experiential research into specific landscapes and related historical or literary texts.  I document my outdoor experiences in observational drawings, which become studies for the paintings that I make in the studio. For me, color is all about emotional impact. I use color intuitively. My thickly impastoed panels explore the physical pleasure of moving paint around.  My work celebrates the messy, mystical, mad, human-scaled, rhythmic, Romantic, exuberant and excessive. 

Artist Bio / CV

Hayley Barker makes drawings and oil paintings about the body, nature, psychological states and visionary experience.  Her work has appeared in regional and international venues, New American Painting magazine, and the Drawing Center's Viewing Program.  Reviews of her work have appeared in Art in America, the Oregonian, Willamette Week, Portland Monthly and Visual Arts Source online.  She received her BA from the University of Oregon (1996) and her MA and MFA in Intermedia, from the University of Iowa (2001).   She lives and works in Portland, Oregon.  She is represented by Charles A. Hartman Fine Art.