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Barbara Kendrick
updated: 01/16/2013
website: www.barbarafkendrick.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Displace
Three Graces
Ascension
If the birds don't fly
Optimist
Acting lessons
Diagnosis(with pool)
Mating rituals
Evangelus with sleeping flamingo
Dangling Proposition
Destination wedding
Blame it on the moon
Right ball, wrong cloud
Wrap-up
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  biomorphic, humor, anatomy, animals, nature, surreal, abstract, collage
 
 
Displace by Barbara Kendrick
Displace
Collage
2012
20" x  16" 
Three Graces by Barbara Kendrick
Three Graces
Collage
2012
17" x  22" 
Ascension by Barbara Kendrick
Ascension
Collage
2012
20" x  22" 
If the birds don't fly by Barbara Kendrick
If the birds don't fly
Collage, colored pencil, marker
2010
22 22 " x  30 " 
Optimist by Barbara Kendrick
Optimist
Collage
2012
18" x  14 1/2" 
Acting lessons by Barbara Kendrick
Acting lessons
Collage, colored pencil, marker
2010
22 " x  30 " 
Diagnosis(with pool) by Barbara Kendrick
Diagnosis(with pool)
Collage, ink, colored pencil
2011
21"" x  26"" 
Mating rituals by Barbara Kendrick
Mating rituals
Collage
2010
22" x  30" 
Evangelus with sleeping flamingo by Barbara Kendrick
Evangelus with sleeping flamingo
Collage
2012
25" x  18" 
Dangling Proposition by Barbara Kendrick
Dangling Proposition
Collage, ink
2011
20"" x  21"" 
Destination wedding by Barbara Kendrick
Destination wedding
Collage
2012
12" x  16" 
Blame it on the moon by Barbara Kendrick
Blame it on the moon
collage
2010
22" x  30" 
Right ball, wrong cloud by Barbara Kendrick
Right ball, wrong cloud
Collage
2012
13" x  18 1/2" 
Wrap-up by Barbara Kendrick
Wrap-up
Collage
2012
20" x  17 1/2" 

Artist Statement
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The fluidity of collage offers opportunities for visual puns and analogies and gives me surprising ways to think about illusion, deception and representation.  I am interested in boundaries that unravel, the edge between being and becoming, the point at which a thing is precise and slips away.  I like taking the familiar and making it strange.

 

In the collages I combine the natural with the manmade, splicing and grafting together representations of “animal, vegetable and mineral.”  I like the way collage is a hybrid with an inherent instability and slipperiness.  Our complicated relationship with nature stimulates the way I choose to use contradiction in my work.  Assembling collage material from my large inventory of images leads to unexpected juxtapositions—the “necessary accident.”  I take these unlikely connections and craft them into convincing fictions.

Artist Bio / CV

Education

BFA    University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
MFA   The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions


2011  Wakeley Gallery, Illinois Wesleyan, Bloomington, IL

2009   I-Space Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006   Anatomy Gallery, IMMS, Chicago, IL
2003   Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE
1999   Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO
1998   Espace Huit Novembre, Paris, France
1997   University Galleries, Illinois State Univ., Normal, IL
1996   Mylos Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece

Selected Group Exhibitions

2008    Ahh….Decadence!, Sullivan Galleries, SAIC, Chicago, IL
2006    The Body in Fiber, Tarble Arts Center, East. Ill. Univ., Charleston, IL
             Better than Nature, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
2004     Ready-to-Wear, J M Kohler, Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
2001     Domestic Disturbance, Salina Art Center, Salina, KS
             Landmarks, SPACES, Cleveland, OH
2000     Addressing the Body, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago IL
1999     Natural Resources, Northern Illinois University Gallery, Chicago, IL
             And Everything Nice, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
              Incommensurate, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN
1997      Pink, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
              Mapping the Difference, I-Space, Chicago;  Hellenic     American Institute, Athens,  Greece, 1999
1995      Natural Obsessions, South Bend Reg. Museum of Art, So. Bend, IN

Awards, Residencies

2010      Draw International residency, Caylus, France
2008      Burren College of Art, Ireland, Artist-in-residence
2006      Millay Colony
2005      Virginia Center For Creative Arts (also 2004, 2009)
2003      Bemis Center for Contemp. Arts, Omaha, NE (also 2001)
2001      Fundacio Artigas, Gallifa, Spain
1998      Pollock-Krasner Grant
1993      MacDowell Colony
1992      Illinois Arts Council Finalist Award (also Fellowship award, 1987)
              Research Board Grant, University of Illinois: 9 grants between 1989-2005

Selected  Exhibition Catalogs


        Lisa Wainwright, “ Rabid Methods,” Atlas of Encounters, 2009
        Dan Seidell, Losing the Instructions, 2003
        John Salvest, Domestic Disturbance, 2001
        Donald Kuspit, Buried Pleasure, 1996