Gallery I M A, Seattle, WA - Mar 3-31
Now 83, Barnett’s unceasing energy is the key to her inexhaustible store of imagery and revelatory gestures. Following her retrospective at Museum of Northwest Art, the New York-born figurative expressionist painter is extending her open-ended forms and recurrent imagery. Part of the Bay Area feminist renaissance in the 1970s, Barnett submerges the female figure by dispersing anatomical parts and attributes throughout a composition. A full-length monograph (by this author), Figure to Field, puts her continuous, yet cyclical, evolution in perspective.