Barnet / Segal - It Runs in the Family

March 6 - April 14, 2012

Barnet/ Segal: It Runs in the Family
March 6 – April 14
Symposium: Barnet/Segal : It Runs in the Family – March 22, 2012, 6 – 8 pm

This exhibition could have easily come into being as an exhibition of colorists, two painters complementing one another in their handling of various media and choices of subject matter. Peter Barnet’s paintings present family dramas in brightly colored but sharply distorted spaces. Rena Segal’s works display ordinary themes as landscape and still life constructed with extraordinary compilations of line and color. There is much to enjoy from the pairing of these artists’ work, but of course the choice was not coincidental; this show’s painters are the offspring of important American artists: Wil Barnet and George Segal. What is intriguing about the show’s theme is its social dimension. How does the child of a famous artist choose to continue in the field.

It Runs in the Family