Residency at Galerie Abstract Project, Paris

In August, I will be Artist-in-Residence at Galerie Abstract Project in Paris, France for two weeks. Galerie Abstract Project 5 rue des immeubles industriels 75011 Paris Residency: 14 Aug – 31 Aug 2023 _________________ mon texte en français: la mémoire de la couleur dépend du jour Le travail en techniques mixtes de Klare présente une esthétique contemporaine explorant l’abstraction, la précision, la géométrie, la matérialité et le processus, évoquant une présence

Yakima Herald Reviews Nature+1

“NATURE+1” is an ongoing body of work by Barbara Bryn Klare about small moments in the every day, or what author Saul Bellow calls “unexpected intrusions of beauty.” An installation of Klare’s artwork will open at the Boxx Gallery on Saturday, Feb. 5. “It’s about conservation and treading lightly,” Klare writes, “and appreciating a commonplace occurrence: a stick beneath your feet as you walk.” Natural materials were collected from the


  TACTILE SKETCHBOOK I Gouache, rescued textiles, photograph scraps, pencil drawings, indigo dye and thread on Japanese design book 6 x 9 inches (verso and recto pages) “pushing the boundaries of sketching by working with thread and textiles” ARTWRITE 13 Feb 2021 “My art practice is deeply involved in the making of “Textile Sketchbooks.” This term is not entirely my own; the textile design profession has a version related to


  SHREDDED FLAG (Charlottesville) to be in the Sept issue of HAUS-A-REST zine. The theme is MATERIAL DAMAGE, which explores the use of textiles in contemporary art. From the HAUS-A-REST site: While fabric, wool, silk, and textiles have been a wonderful source of creativity since time began, as a medium it has now taken center stage in Contemporary art with art practitioners using it to draw, make sculptures, use it


WHERE Were You Harassed? to live stream at show that explores our shared experiences in domesticity during social isolation. The reality of staying home for many women, families and children are not as comfortable as we would hope. Our new routine further highlights the inequalities in domestic labor and women’s issues that take place behind closed doors. During the first 11 weeks of lockdown from 24th March 2020, domestic abuse

My Interview on ARTish Plunge Podcast

NOW LIVE: My Interview on ARTish Plunge Podcast I sat down with Kristy Battani of The ARTish Plunge podcast and talked about Art, Textiles, Boro, curating and some of favorite artists. MORE INFO:


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WHERE Were You Harassed? showing at KENSINGTON + CHELSEA Art Week, 1 – 11 October 2020 LITTLE VOICES Little Voices is an art piece comprising sculpture, performance, spoken word and visual art. Both emerging and established artists will address the topic: transforming society to solve the climate crisis and the greatest inequalities of our time. The project includes local and international artists from a range of backgrounds and will be

Interview for LET LOOSE Magazine

INTERVIEW with LET LOOSE SKATEBOARDING MAGAZINE SNEAK PEEK: 3. What’s the best dessert to try in the Bay Area? I have a huge sweet tooth. Oyatsuya (@oyatsuya on Instagram),an omakase snack/dessert pop-up in SF. It is THE bomb. They literally sell out in a few minutes. They are temporarily closed right now, which is too bad. Also great: Uji Time in Berkeley and S Bay (ice cream, mochi, taiyaki, etc.). Try

A.R.T. Artists Responding To

SHREDDED FLAG (Charlottesville) is in Issue 2 of A.R.T Artists Responding To, an environmental and political zine out of the UK, covering paramount news and world happenings through the eyes of international artists, creatives and writers. In addition, three of my studies for this piece will be shown.

SHREDDED FLAG (Charlottesville)

  SHREDDED FLAG (Charlottesville) in online group show at Touchstone Gallery, Washington DC ( Awarded BEST IN SHOW Go HERE to view virtual gallery 18 Sept – 3 Nov 2020 TITLE: SHREDDED FLAG (Charlottesville) MEDIUM: Ink and thread on paper DIMENSIONS: 9 x 11 inches Although I created this piece in response to the divisive Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017, it sadly continues to be relevant. The


NATURE + 1 IN DIALOGUE WITH THE UNKNOWN @DIE KUNSTSCHAFFENDEN Linz AUSTRIA 6 Oct through 28 Oct 2020 NATURE: Twigs, dried grass, wood chips, aloe leaves, sea oats, palm fronds +1: Rescued textiles, modern boro textiles, embroidery and sashiko thread, horsehair, paint, twine, and ephemera 2-9 inches high To see all 200 pieces, go here. A group show of international artists: Kirsty Lamont . Barbara Bryn Klare . Rachel Macmanus . Marten Tollin

MAD et LEN Scent of grey, of cropped Japanese hinoki wood

MAD et LEN is a Parisian artisanal scent company with a quote from Marcel Proust’s “Swann’s Way” at the core of their work. They recently chose one of my IMPACT drawings on Instagram as graphite inspiration for their Monochrome Graphite parfum: scent of grey, of cropped Japanese hinoki wood. THE SMELL AND TASTE OF THINGS REMAIN POISED A LONG TIME, LIKE SOULS, READY TO REMIND US, WAITING AND HOPING FOR

SNAFU—TARFU—FUBAR—BOHICA (Or, a U.S. military term for a disastrously mishandled undertaking)

IN PURSUIT OF ERROR This image is a blurred lower right section of a John Gossage (b. New York, 1946) collage from the series “Hey, Fuckface” showing at Casemore Kirkeby in San Francisco. John Gossage is a photographer noted for exploring under-recognized elements of the urban environment, abandoned tracts of land, debris and garbage. The series consists of collages made from silver gelatin prints and torn-up, used craft paper with

RAPUNZEL in the desert

  DESERT X (DX 19) is a site-specific exhibition with work from invited artists from different parts of the world responding to the unique conditions of the Coachella Valley in southern California. RECLAIMING RAPUNZEL will be one of the works in the TEXTILE ARTS LA installation Looming Shelter. The structure will be built by the team at Makerville. READ about it on TEXTILE ARTS LA.

On Wrapping

Wrapping connotes protection, warmth and healing. Bandages wrap and heal. A shawl wraps around one’s shoulders on a cold night. Meat for the daily meal is protected and wrapped in paper. Binding, a form of tight wrapping serves to restrict and quiet motion. Wrapping also mutes and softens a hard form, like a metal component, as snow deafens the crunching sound of boots in winter. Silence is once again. United

Population 2,466

I will be spending two weeks as an Artist-in-Residence at Open Wabi in rural Ohio in late August to early September. The residency is situated in an old 1900s furniture factory on 20 acres of land in Fredericktown, Ohio (population 2,466).

Water stress

This piece shows areas of major water stress on the African continent. It will be shown as part of the Earth Action Initiative Climate Art show on 6 April 2018 at 444 Eshleman Hall, 2457 Bancroft Way, on the UC Berkeley campus, Berkeley, CA.

DRAWING on scraps of life

This drawing will be shown at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre in N Lincolnshire, UK as part of an exhibit inspired by Martin Kippinger’s Hotel Drawings. I entered sketches on museum ephemera from my summer 2017 trip to Berlin. I think it is very important to see an artist’s hand, raw, untouched. To see the rest of the drawings from that trip, go here. ART ON HOTEL NOTE PAPER 20-21 Visual

WWYH reviewed on HuffPost

Huffington Post contributor Bill Lichtenstein reviews WHERE Were You Harassed? and other art pieces in the light of current events and mounting claims of sexual harassment in all realms of American culture and politics. Read the review.