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Barry Assed
updated: 08/21/2015
website: www.barryassed.artspan.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
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Dance-24
Dance-13
Dance-15
Dance Collage-15
Dance-17
Dancers
Dance-23
Dance-32 Suite 1
Dance-32 Suite 2
Dance-32 Suite 3
Dance-34
Dance-33
Demonstration
Dance-35
Floater
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, pattern, process, repetition, systems, collage, meditative, obsessive, optical, diagrammatic
 
 
Dance-24 by Barry Assed
Dance-24
spray paint
2011
40" x  40" 
Dance-13 by Barry Assed
Dance-13
mixed
2008-09
22.25" x  34" 
Dance-15 by Barry Assed
Dance-15
Charcoal and graphite on paper
2009
16.5" x  24" 
Dance Collage-15 by Barry Assed
Dance Collage-15
Charcoal and graphite on paper
2009
16.5" x  24" 
Dance-17 by Barry Assed
Dance-17
Charcoal and graphite on paper
2009
22.5" x  30" 
Dancers by Barry Assed
Dancers
charcoal on paper
2010
25.75" x  38.5" 
Dance-23 by Barry Assed
Dance-23
charcoal/graphite
2011
22.5 " x  30 " 
Dance-32 Suite 1 by Barry Assed
Dance-32 Suite 1
Charcoal
2013
22.50" x  30" 
Dance-32 Suite 2 by Barry Assed
Dance-32 Suite 2
Charcoal, graphite
2013
22.5" x  30" 
Dance-32 Suite 3 by Barry Assed
Dance-32 Suite 3
Collage, charcoal
2013
22.5" x  30" 
Dance-34 by Barry Assed
Dance-34
Charcoal
2014
400" x  40" 
Dance-33 by Barry Assed
Dance-33
Charcoal and graphite
2014
40 " x  400 " 
Demonstration by Barry Assed
Demonstration
mixed
2008
Dimensions variable
Dance-35 by Barry Assed
Dance-35
Pastel
2014
22.5" x  30" 
Floater by Barry Assed
Floater
Pastel
2014
22.5" x  30" 

Artist Statement

It is a funny thing what the brain will do with memories and how it will treasure them and finally bring them into odd juxtapositions with other things, as though it wanted to make a design, or get some meaning out of them, whether you want it to or not, or even see it.

--Loren Eiseley

 I tear an arbitrary shape from a piece of paper, use it as a stencil, and repeat it to create an overlap.  I have included a demonstration image to illustrate the process.  Recently, I have incprporated a metal screen from a hardware store (traditionally used as a household radiator cover) as another stencil inside the shapes and as an overlapping image of it's own.  The continuity in this work lays in the repeated process and my desire to make a design.

 

Artist Bio / CV

Barry Assed was born in Northampton, Pennsylvania, and studied drawing and sculpture at Kutztown University, Pennsylvania. In addition, he studied under Al Erdosy and Howard Greenberg at the Baum School of Art in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He currently resides in Whitehall, Pennsylvania.

Barry Assed's work draws from this strong foundation in drawing and sculpture and has been exhibited in solo and group shows in galleries and museums throughout the mid-Atlantic region. These include the Allentown Art Museum in Allentown, Pennsylvania and the Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. One of his drawings is in the permanent collection of the Muscarelle Museum.  He has also exhibited in Berlin, Gremany.