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Vincent Barré

Curated by Karen Wilkin

The New York Studio School is proud to present the first solo exhibition in America of the renowned French artist Vincent Barré. Barré is an artist at the forefront of the reinvigoration of abstract sculpture.

The exhibition brings together three aspects of Barré’s varied output: small, pedestal-based bronzes from lost wax, wall-hung works in rubber, and a wall drawing, created in situ in collaboration with Studio School students.

While Barré has an established reputation in France for massive flame-cut steel sculptures which are often placed in public settings, his more intimate recent works contrast with these pieces not just in scale but in form. There is now an accent on swelling volumes and enclosures. The scale of his recent works and their formal allusions put the viewer in mind of devotional objects, household utensils and agricultural implements, both ancient and modern, “primitive” and sophisticated. As Karen Wilkin, the curator of the exhibition, puts it: “The body is present by implication, neither depicted nor abstracted from, but translated into multivalent metaphor.”

An illustrated catalogue, with an essay by Karen Wilkin, will be available.

The exhibition is generously supported by Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and by Baron Francois, Inc.

Installation Views

Snapshots From NYSS

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