Interview for Let Loose Magazine

INTERVIEW with LET LOOSE SKATEBOARDING MAGAZINE (Release date: 1 October 2020) 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

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 (touchstonegallery.com) 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

UPCOMING ARTIST WORKSHOPS

UPCOMING ARTIST WORKSHOPS (ONLINE) TEXTILE SKETCHBOOKS TEXTILE ARTS LOS ANGELES DATE: Sunday, 27 September ***SOLD OUT*** DAIRY BARN ARTS CENTER DATE: Saturday, 17 October TIME: 1:00 – 4:00 pm EST LIVE online via Zoom TO REGISTER: https://dairybarn.org/textile-sketchbooks-with-artist-barbara-bryn-klare/ NATURAL BRUSHES DAIRY BARN ARTS CENTER DATE: Saturday 24 October TIME: 1:00 – 4:00 pm EST LIVE online via Zoom

IN DIALOGUE WITH THE UNKNOWN

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. https://www.desertx.org/

WRITING
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

ARTIST LIFE
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). www.openwabi.com

THREAD DRAWING
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.

ART+WRITING
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

PRESS
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.

COLLABORATION
I am my mother’s secret plus one

Idea Sketches SECRET LANGUAGE BETWEEN MOTHER & CHILD Digital print on paper, marker 8 x 10 inches 2017 When my mother passed, I was appointed the task of “doing something” with my mother’s poems. All 500 of them. A digital artist book, SECRET LANGUAGE BETWEEN MOTHER & CHILD is what I “have done,” so far, with this never-ending Forever Work-in-Progress. Composed of pages of compressed text from my mother’s poetry

TEXT
An artist speaks out about Quiet

Quiet, Stillness and the Right Kind of Noise My art practice so far consists of me, sitting at a low table in my studio, with my face pointed away from the door, hunched over my drawings. My studio is on the second floor of a building that once was the headquarters for officers in the Air Force; the building and the field around is now for civilian use. The ceiling

TEXT
Digital Culture

My drawing “Just Naver It” is a play on the US popular culture phrase, “Just Google It,” referring to the prevalence of the internet search engine as a means to provide the answer to everything. Naver is the equivalent popular browser in S Korea. Apparently, CICA has an interesting history: it was started from the sculptor Czong Ho Kim’s studio. It has turned into a unique cultural space. They foster

MAIL ART
If the card fits, mail it

I don’t usually do mail art, but I really like the idea of getting art in the mail, so I showed up and made this piece for a show of international collage, paint, assemblage, and written word artists. This was right at the start of my interest in traditional Japanese boro textiles. This is a very simple example of the simple running stitch (“sashiko”) used in boro.

ARTIST LIFE
The 100 Day Project

In May 2015, I entered the #The100DayProject. The premise was simple, but hard: do something for 100 days. I wrapped, tied, and knotted 6″ of twine for (over) 100 days. I swear, this little thing grew like a chickenheart.