Barbara Bryn Klare – Athens, OH USA
Hard Touch/Soft Touch Gray/Orange | 8.5 x 11″ | Rescued textiles, photograph, and thread on vintage book page | 2021
Hard Touch/Soft Touch Red/Green | 8.5 x 11″ | Rescued textiles, photograph, and thread on vintage book page | 2021
Hard Touch/Soft Touch Blue/Red | 8.5 x 11″ | Rescued textiles, photograph, and thread on vintage book page | 2021
Rescued textiles, objects, drawings, text, and natural and digital materials come together in a practice exploring fragility, repair, sustainability, and powerlessness.
Voice and artistic solace are given to the silenced and overlooked in society: unknown poets, deceased mothers, sticks, old clothes. I champion the humble and the frayed, freeing the discarded remnants of a throw-away world. The ragged strength of worn fabrics forms the basis for large-scale installations, collage, drawings, objects, and social practice.
Barbara Bryn Klare is an artist and curator based in the San Francisco area and southeastern Ohio. She received a BA in geology and studio art/art history from Oberlin College and an MA Fine Art Merit from University for the Creative Arts UK. Her artwork has been shown nationally and internationally, including solo shows at the Cleveland Botanical Garden and hugomento gallery in San Francisco, and group shows at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, DZINE Gallery, Touchstone Gallery, Die Kunstschaffenden, and Ruskin Gallery. In fall 2019, she was the first Artist-in-Residence at Dairy Barn Arts Center, exploring textile waste and climate change. Ms Klare is a founding member of Textile Arts Los Angeles and the International Collage Guild. She is co-curator at THIS GALLERY, based in Vancouver BC.