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Barbara Greene Mann

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Detroit, Michigan

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Wayne state U, 1973, MFA, BFA
Thomas Jefferson U, 1987, cert. of OT

Representing galleries

exhibition/performance, conceptual, mixed-media, figurative, drawing, Watercolors mixed-media modern, narrative mixed-media paintings surrealism painting

Seems Like a Million Miles and a Million Paintings, All in the Same Spot.

It’s  said that art defines a cultural era.   Reconstructing world events, I paint a new view of the situation in question. Camouflage and chicanery provide innovative alternatives to destructive weapons used by the leaders of genocide.  I have a plan for  a highly  innovative military operation that would piss off a lot of military  enemies, put in a call to the pentagon. The Hathors from my hometown planet,  On the Edge, delight  in haute  couture and someone will have to redress the planet after it’s been blown to pieces. Posh, flimsy garments will remind the world that closet racks sporting cruelty, war, and human suffering are not in fashion.

So with brush in hand I must again hit the battlefields of life and fight the awful smut,tars and turds that I have invented so unknowingly. A rebirth for myself and the planet are the next creations. Subconscious thoughts, dreams and unseen possibilities are then transformed into new attainable achievements. It’s the birth of a new world.Less than a week ago I had a doctor's appointment and went on the wrong day,which turned into  a bit of lucK . I was in the hospital so I documented my experiences in case someone found themselves in a similar situation.  A creative rouse can change the vibratory rate and you might be doing a jig on the way out, surrounding yourself with a golden light.

When I complete a work I  delight in the  discovery how the elements of form, line, composition, and color, are now something magical and new. Little scenes and worlds fight for distinction and call to the viewer to understand the story that lies within each small capsule of space.   

The conceptual context pertains to visions that may be innocuous, humorous, horrific or merely crammed and cluttered.  This is when I ask the viewer to take my hand and follow me, metaphorically speaking.

 He may decide to stop at the door because he wants to understand but can’t, inconceivable with only a glance.   I ask the viewer to take a safe and secure risk, to contend a world view incongruent  perhaps with his own.  He may  delight in my vision, an Alice in Wonderland transformation. keeping my commitment to speak of the world and to it. So please enter with me and explore the world through my eyes.

Barbara attended Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan receiving a Master and a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, with a major in Printmaking. She exhibited in Detroit prior to her move to Toronto in 1994. She has exhibited in only one European Gallery and was a winner among a  special group where she was introduced to a special curator and artist.

Tahgledarts Festival, solo show April 9-27,2015

Upcoming Show Germany May 2015

solo show at the Show Gallery, 2014

In Ottawa at Ridley hall , home of the Govenor General and his wife, her unique hand painted fashions marched down the runway as she sang her original song, Shopping.     Hersterics, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, 2011


 Calgary Truck Film Show Cans as Coffins , 8mm. 2011

 Rendez vous with Madness 2011 Ya" Got Me Now, 1 minute,8mm , Our Empty nest, 1 min.      

Recent Exhibits

Barbara Greene Mann participated in these exhibits:

May, 2015 Barbara Greene Mann
Christopher Durr Gallery
Apr, 2015 Tangledarts Festival 2015
401 Richmond
Oct, 2014 Barbara Greene Mann Solo Show
Show Gallery
Oct, 2014 Being Scene
Gladstone Hotel
Sep, 2014 Been Scene
U of Toronto, Barnicki Gallery
Jun, 2010 Transformations-dialogues
AWOL Gallery and Studios
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