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"Barry Mack: Solo Exhibition of Paintings"
2006-10-01 until 2006-10-31
Gleneden Beach, OR,
USA United States of America
“It is a pleasure to feature Barry Mack in our gallery,” said Lawrence
Gallery Salishan's owner Gary Lawrence. “His work is inspirational, and we
are proud to share it with the Oregon community.” “Barry Mack's work is
beautiful, and artistically accomplished, all at the same time. It's a
real challenge, I've found, to convey concepts and emotions of a higher
nature and have the work remain strong and unsentimental. He has
succeeded!”, states Astrid Fitzgerald.
Barry began painting around the age of 11 and has continued to develop
for over 30 years. Beginning with self-taught photo-realistic drawings
and copying paintings of the old masters, his work progressed through a
wide range of mediums and styles, eventually maturing into a form of
abstraction. Barry’s unique style contains basic elements for the viewer
to respond to with a sense of freedom and mystery.
After studying in New York with Damian Fedele, an artist best known for
his bronze sculptures for Donald Trump, Barry’s formal art education
continued at Marylhurst and Portland State University. During his years
of studying fine art, Barry supported himself as a craftsman in the
graphic arts industry and has worked with some of Oregon’s leading
companies, producing award winning graphics for many of the world’s
Barry's work has been shown in east coast, Midwest and Northwest
galleries as well as Nike World Headquarters, The Palace of Fine Art in
San Francisco, and recently a group show in Australia. And as a result of
Internet exposure Barry’s work has been appreciated and collected by
individuals from Uruguay to Italy.
His work has been published in several national magazines and won first
place in the international Digital Fine Art competition in 1998.
Corporate collections include the Graduate School of Education at Portland
State University and the Beverly Hall Corporation.
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