Barron Storey :: Soliloquy
A solo exhibition by Barron Storey
February 11 – March 3, 2012
Artist reception: Saturday, February, 11, 7-10p
Los Angeles, CA – LeBasse Projects :: Culver City is proud to announce ‘Soliloquy,' a solo exhibition from artist Barron Storey.
In his group of large scale off the page work, Soliloquy takes us on an exploration of Storey’s transitive personal narrative.
An extension of what Storey refers to as his journal language, these works capture his subtle, elusive thoughts and experiences. The process of creating representations of his oftentimes cryptic graphic language were egged on by imaginary companion christened “Fool”, a secondary sarcastic voicing “what was not being said otherwise.”
We experience this internalized dialog in ‘Soliloquy’ through Storeys’ mosaic of expressive and often darkly beautiful imagery. The dynamic content as well as Storeys’ process of abstract mark making creates a frenetic and emotional composition. Images found within these marks seem to emerge and recede, shift and twist, creating an atmosphere of dreamlike unconscious.
Storeys’ visual journaling of thought and experience is nuanced by a subdued palate with subtle accents of expressive color. The effect is further enhanced by the inclusion of textual passages creating a pronounced literal narrative accompanying the visual themes. Storeys’ work engages and provokes with this emotive exploration, and granting us access to a world of self-revelation expression.
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ABOUT BARRON STOREY
Barron Storey is an artist and art educator based in San Francisco. He is most noted for his accomplishments as an illustrator and fine artist and creator of the provocative cover artwork for Lord of the Flies, a novel by William Golding. His large scale work of the South American rain forest hangs in New York's American Museum of Natural History. Storey has several of his portraits included in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Another of his celebrated pieces — a 1979 rendering of the space shuttle commissioned by NASA, the first official painting ever done of the flying machine — hangs in the Air and Space Museum on the National Mall.
Barron has been awarded numerous accolades including the New York Society of Illustrators' Gold Medal in 1976 for his portrait of Lotte Lenya, as well as and Eisner awards for his work in the graphic novel The Sandman: Endless Nights, by Neil Gaiman and and Eisner nomination for The Marat/Sade Journals. He currently teaches at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and San Jose State University, and was named the Society of Illustrator's Instructor of the Year in 2001.