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Steven Barich
updated: 07/12/2011
website: www.stevenbarich.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Parallasein Stone
Visual Block-Aid
Concentricity
Cotton Continuity
Apophenia's Sphere
Dragons Claw Curl II
The Logic Stone I
Surfing Clouds
The Smallest Mountain Within
TKK
Whirling Perpetual
Dogstone II
Keeping Track Of It All
Data (sinking)
The Embrace
 
Portfolio Keywords:  geometric, technology, figurative, information, language, meditative, nature, optical, pattern, still life
 
 
Parallasein Stone by Steven Barich
Parallasein Stone
Ink pen and graphite on paper
2010
32" x  48" 
Visual Block-Aid by Steven Barich
Visual Block-Aid
Ink pen and graphite on paper
2011
48" x  32" 
Concentricity by Steven Barich
Concentricity
Ink pen and graphite on paper
2011
14" x  14" 
Cotton Continuity by Steven Barich
Cotton Continuity
Graphite on paper
2011
14" x  14" 
Apophenia's Sphere by Steven Barich
Apophenia's Sphere
Graphite on paper
2009
14" x  14" 
Dragons Claw Curl II by Steven Barich
Dragons Claw Curl II
Graphite and charcoal on paper
2010
60" x  60" 
The Logic Stone I by Steven Barich
The Logic Stone I
Graphite and charcoal on paper
2009
42" x  60" 
Surfing Clouds by Steven Barich
Surfing Clouds
Graphite on paper
2009
14" x  14" 
The Smallest Mountain Within by Steven Barich
The Smallest Mountain Within
Graphite on paper
2009
14" x  14" 
TKK by Steven Barich
TKK
Graphite on paper
2009
14" x  14" 
Whirling Perpetual by Steven Barich
Whirling Perpetual
Graphite on paper
2009
14" x  14" 
Dogstone II by Steven Barich
Dogstone II
Graphite and charcoal on paper
2010
32" x  40" 
Keeping Track Of It All by Steven Barich
Keeping Track Of It All
Ink on paper on newsprint
2010
14" x  40"  x 2" 
Data (sinking) by Steven Barich
Data (sinking)
Graphite on paper, mounted on cut wood panel
2009
30" x  22"  x 3" 
The Embrace by Steven Barich
The Embrace
Graphite on paper
2010
14" x  14" 

Artist Statement

In my art practice, I am interested in visualizing the middle-point between the natural and digital worlds—a type of muge, a state of liberation from duality, a reconciliation of opposites…what could even be considered a 'loving embrace' of opposites. I am attracted to objects and environments that reflect nature and technology's in/direct effect on the human condition, musings on how an artwork manipulates vision—how we see or don't see the image/object itself—or how an artwork is looking back at us. In my own work, figuration, abstracted and digital forms, narrative and anthropomorphization have been reliable tools through which I can address these subjects.

The most recent series depicts visual patterns, codes and text born of our contemporary digital age set within and among forms appreciated for either their naturalistic authenticity, their spiritual references or aesthetic purity. The work itself ranges from abstraction to anonymous silhouettes, both small-size and on a grander scale, often as pixel-mosaic-filled stone forms, and in addition wall sculpture incorporating geometric patterns, symbols and coded writing from both analog or virtual sources.

Artist Bio / CV

EDUCATION
2001 Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Sculpture, Mills College, California, USA.
1997 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing, California College of Arts and Crafts, California, USA.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011
- Zen with a Kickstand, bayVAN 'Branch' Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA
2009
- The Logic Stone, Rowan Morrison Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA
2008
- Playing with Multiplicity, Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA
2002

2-3 PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2006
- Steven R. Barich and Dan Nelson, 21 Grand Space, Oakland, CA, USA
- Steven R. Barich and Bas van Beek, Xi Gallery, Gent, Belgium
2003.
- Spacescapes-Landlines, site-specific installation/collaboration with C.Rusche, TENT. Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands


GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2010
- BOOM!- 18th Annual Juried Exhibition, curated by Astria Suparak, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, USA.
- Juried Annual 2011, curated by Paola Santoscoy, ProArts Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA.
- Between Gray Areas , Macarthur b Arthur, Oakland, CA, USA.

2009
- Juried Annual 2010 curated by Sam Sherman, ProArts Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA.
- Passive/Aggressive curated by Jeannene Przyblyski , Southern Exposure, S.F., CA, USA.
- Object Oriented, The Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA
2008
- Animal Magnetism, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA, USA.
- On the Mark!, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Fall'07/Winter'08, Boone, NC, USA.

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
2008 Works/San José, Artist Residency Program, San José, CA, USA
2005 Air Bergen, Artist’s Residency Program, USF Verftet, Bergen, Norway (www.usf.no)

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
2001-10 Editor/Designer, The Picasso Project, Alan Wofsy Fine Art, USA.
2005-08 Extended Education faculty, Advanced StudioPainting, CCA, Oakland/S.F., California.
2005-08 YASP/Special Programs faculty, CCA, Oakland/S.F., California.
2006-07 PT Faculty, Diablo Valley College, California. Painting I and II courses.

PUBLICATIONS & OTHER MANIFESTATIONS
2010 Art Publishing Now, advisory committee and APN Library
2009 Pro Arts Juried Annual 2010, East Bay Express
2009 Best of the Bay Blog 2009, East Bay Express, for Artopic.org.
2009 Art Ltd Magazine., art pulse, may/june issue