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Women on the Fence


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DATE: 10/26/16
 
WOMEN ON THE FENCE
Works by Women, for Women
Desert Hot Springs, CA, November 5, 2016– WOMEN ON THE FENCE (WOTF) is a one-day paper show of radical LA artists in conjunction with the three-day women’s festival and retreat: MOTHERSHIP, brought to you by HER/LA, and curated by Hayley Barker and Andrea Marie Breilling.
 
WOMEN ON THE FENCE: This one-day art show will feature the work of over 30 feminist women artists from Los Angeles. Works will be hung outdoors on the chain link fence that demarcates the interior space of the MOTHERSHIP festival.
MOTHERSHIP is a three-day outdoor festival for women that features feminist and queer-friendly music, workshops, camping, and community.

Artists in WOTF include: Lilly Aldriedge, Shaga Ariannia, Sarah Awad, Hayley Barker, Andrea Marie Breilling, Anna Breininger, Tanya Brodsky, Virginia Broersma, Sally Bruno, Sara Chao, Sara Clendening, Carrie Cook, Alika Cooper, Akina Cox, Nikki Darling,Yasmine Diaz, Sarita Dougherty, Catherine Fairbanks, Nikita Gale, Rema Ghuloum, Sarah Gilbert, Meghan Gordan, Trulee Grace Hall, Kyla Hansen, Melissa Huddleston, Angie Jennings, Kara Joslyn, Molly Larkey, Sophie Lee, Clare Little, Tiffany Livingston, Kristy Luck, Annelie McKenzie, Erin Morrison, Megan Mueller, Erika Ostrander, Lauren Quin, Rachel Roske, Nancy Stella Soto, Shanna Waddell, Julie Weitz, Suné Woods, Lindsay Preston Zappas.



Thanks Carla!
A few shots from our show in Desert Hot Springs... at HER/LA's Mothership Festival.

Upcoming shows this fall & winter


Some upcoming group shows:

11/7/-12/1/2016 Magic, at Mercer College Art Gallery, curated by Tiffany Calvert, West Windsor, NJ. (Image above)

11/2016: Bad Religion, Lyeberry HQ, Brooklyn, NY

12/16: LACA Benefit Auction, Los Angeles, CA


1/6/17-3/3/17 Now Burning at Border Patrol, Portland, ME.
 

The Water

THE WATER
Friday November 18, 7-10 PM
at The Women's Center for Creative Work
A private feminst participatory ritual open to women/queer/trans folks. RSVP required.

I believe that we are made of Water, and Water is Spirit. Spirit is sacred. Creativity is sacred. And honoring one another face-to-face is sacred feminist work. Making art is sacred feminist work. Being alive today, in this nation, in this world, it is more important than ever that we find peaceful, loving, accessible, affordable ways to come together. It is my hope to be a small part of this healing that needs to occur on a grand scale.
 
I will facilitate this season's conversation and guide us through a water ritual. We will make sacred space together and create a communal blessing water. We’ll discuss ways to use blessing waters in art and life. Some ways I have used it include demarcating sacred spaces and cleansing rituals. I have used these rituals in my art and in everyday life, to take care of myself and to reclaim that which needs healing.
 

"The Fire: Art Practices, Feminist Spirituality, and Ritual Work"

Friday, 8/12, 2016 
7:30 PM- 9:00 PM 

This event will kickoff a series of gatherings; feminist rituals intended to bring women together in support of each other’s art and spirituality. Let’s come together to talk about what a feminist spiritual practice can look like and how it relates to making art. The event includes a discussion of our sacred and creative work. Afterwards, we’ll make a group blessing of our individual/collective endeavors. Please come with a small object that represents the artwork you are currently making. 

(This free event is open to women, broadly inclusive.) 

Hosted by the Women's Center for Creative Work, 2425 Glover Place, Los Angeles, CA 90031
and Maiden LA

A SPACE BORN: A Two-Person Show at Egyptian Art & Antiques


Egyptian Art & Antiques is pleased to announce "The Space Born", a new exhibition of paintings and installation by Hayley Barker and Conrad Ruiz.

The Key to Above and Below is The Key to the Freedom of Space. Oh, Secret of Secrets: Manifest! This is Nature’s Excessive Game. The blood above and the blood below. This Space is Born, the Space is Born.

The show will open on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at 170 S. Beverly Drive Suite # 320, and will continue on view through Sunday, July 10, 2016. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 8:00 P.M. A closing reception will be held on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. Open hours will be as follows:

OPENING:
Saturday, June 18, 2016 8-11PM

CLOSING:
July 10, 2016 7-9PM

DIRECTIONS:
Egyptian Art & Antiques
170 S. Beverly Dr. Ste. 320
Beverly Hills CA 90212

www.egyptianart.la

Install Pics of "The Ambassadors"


Install photos have been posted. Click through to see what the show really looks like. BIG HEARTS to Calvin Ross Carl for the great photos!

THE AMBASSADORS at Carl & Sloan, Portland, OR


PRESS RELEASE:
Exhibition runs May 6–29, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, May 6, 2015, 6:00–10:00 PM

Carl & Sloan Contemporary is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Hayley Barker, titled The Ambassadors.

The exhibition’s namesake, The Ambassadors, is derived from the Late Gothic master Hans Holbein’s painting of the same name. The painting is notorious for the inclusion of an ethereal floating skull. Seemingly from another dimension, the skull is stretched across an otherwise traditional painting. This symbolic intrusion acts as a break in time and space reminding us of the sacred and spiritual existing between life and death.
Barker draws upon this break. Her new work waxes and wanes between paintings of spiritual experiences to unstretched canvases acting as sacred tools, portals, and guides to accompany her personal meditative rituals. The works become lyrical interpretations of these energetic spaces, beings, and props. 

Prior to the opening of the exhibition, Barker will conduct a private ritual within the gallery to bless, play with, and make use of the paintings; her private ritual being an improvised reenactment of a healing ritual she did 20 years ago in front of an invitation-only audience. This continues her decades long feminist, nature-based spiritual practice. The finishing ritual imbues the work with the very illusory and invisible energy she has drawn from throughout her life.  

We encourage you to read the following in contemplation of this new work and the artist's own attempt to understand the purpose of these mysterious works that are both light-hearted and deadly serious:

The blanket, the milky way, her robes
Bugs Bunny's rabbit hole
A space that is a thing/being
An object that is a holding cell and entrance
The angle of viewing
The angel of viewing
Fake vomit
Dried paint wet underneath
Blessed and prayed on, private ceremony
The skull smeared across the bottom of the painting
Witch, wardrobe, lion
The shift holding wind made into a sail
Bandages removed sort of holding the shape of the body they patched up
Speech bubble, differing text balloons
A shroud
Rough drafts for future healing tools, mine, maybe our's, your's?
Your pocketknife, his weapon, their scissors, her blade of grass
8-bit thunderstorm groove on loop
The solo re-enactment of a performance from 20 years ago, learned, but not by watching the VHS tape with bad tracking
What I see when I try to recall your features


The Ambassadors by Hayley Barker opens Friday, May 6, 2016, 6–10pm and will run until May 29. For more information, please contact the gallery at 360.608.9746 or info [at] carlsloan.com

PLANTS BODIES STARS at Luis De Jesus LA


PRESS RELEASE:
Project Space: APRIL 23 - MAY 28, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 23rd, 6-8 PM
 
SPECIAL PREVIEW: Sunday, April 17, 2-5 PM
(RSVP)
 
Hayley Barker's oil on linen paintings are inspired by the joy, wonder, and wild energy that she finds in relationship with plants, bodies, and stars--shaped by her journeys in her personal spiritual practice and the physical landscape that she inhabits. In her meditative journeys beings come forth and return to the Earth. Lyrical brushstrokes convey eyes, mouths, orifices, faces, and bodies, transmuting themselves into plants or embodying stars. Ecstatic states and regal beings emerge from shallow spaces that somehow breathe.
 
Drawing on the art of the Symbolists and early Modernists as well as the visionary painters of the past two centuries, Barker allows her forms to unfurl with a playfulness or whimsy that manifests in the imaginative leaps she takes when transforming, for example, an aloe plant into a kind of figure that winks at you. This openness to wonder and the possibilities of the unknown (and unforeseen) is a way of creating a world in which all sentient and insentient beings, objects and spaces possess personalities. 
 
PLANTS, BODIES, STARS takes these potent new-age themes into an intimate, feminist, contemporary context; pleasure, spiritual discernment, and the decorative meet the iconic, the painterly, and the performative in these pastel interior landscapes. Within these encounters, the possibility of radical transformation occurs affecting life in the physical, social, and political realms.
 
Barker received her B.A. from the University of Oregon (1996) and her M.A. and M.F.A. in Intermedia from the University of Iowa (2001).  Her work has appeared in Pacific Northwest venues such as Charles Hartman Fine Art, Disjecta, and the Art Gym and in publications such as New American Painting and The Harvard Divinity Bulletin. Her work was named the best show in Portland of 2014 by Art Ltd. magazine and has been reviewed in Art in America, the Oregonian, Willamette Week, Portland Monthly and Visual Arts Source.
 
PLANTS, BODIES, STARS, new paintings by Los Angeles based artist HAYLEY BARKER, will be on view in the Project Space from April 23 through May 26, 2016. The show will kick-off with a special preview and reception in Gallery 2 on Sunday, April 17th, from 2 to 5 p.m. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Her exhibition in the Project Space will run concurrent with the solo exhibitions of Kate Bonner and Margie Livingston, and an artists' reception will take place on Saturday, April 23rd, from 6 - 8 pm. 
 
For further information and images, please contact the gallery at 310-838-6000, or email gallery@luisdejesus.com.
 
Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is located at 2685 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 6pm, and by appointment.

Image:  Power Stance, 2016, oil on linen, 60 x 48 inches

Albatross Show March 2016

This March month I will have a "solo show" at Albatross in Portland, Oregon. Says the galery's website:

Albatross is a gallery consisting of a 3”x 4” (or 4”x 3”) plastic sleeve on a black lanyard. The front side will hold an original piece of art and the backside will contain information such as an artist bio, title, and price. Michael Reinsch will be wearing the gallery at art openings such as first Thursday and everyday through the duration of an exhibition.

Rob Pruitt's Flea Market


This Saturday and Sunday I will have a table at Rob Pruitt's Flea Market in downtown LA. Come by to check out some new drawings and/or just come say hello! Looking forward...