USA (United States)
Stil: Pop Art
These are active "Still Lifes": objects, ephemera, possessions that define parameters of quotidian existence.
Over time the ubiquitous 'Still Life" provides an ongoing interpretation of artifacts as signifiers of a larger
By observing visual phenomena: light and matter interacting in the realm of the object: mute, banal, absurd, I attempt an exchange between space and artifact where nonentities invoke response.
The paintings explicate the structural-philosophical content of minutiae,
generally relegated to peripheral zones of significance, taking it "through the
looking glass" where matter resonates and is transmogrified.
Vita / Lebenslauf:
Barbara Isaacs was born and raised in New York City. She attended Bennington College and received her BFA from Parsons School of Design in 1990. She has exhibited with New York University and the Edward Thorp and Angeleski Galleries in New York City; GA.GA Gallery, Boston; Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo and Les Eyzie De Tayac in the Dordogne. Isaacs has painted murals for three New York Restaurants and designed ballet and modern dance costumes for the Ryder/Frankel Dance Company.
Her work in film includes documentaries: The Knowledge Box and 7 Schools of Design produced by the llinois Institute of Technology; Fifteen Women, produced for The United Stated Information Agency, and theatrical works: Revolution for Two, Negative Earth, Town With The Jitters ( based on Ed Ruscha and his paintings.) Screenings and festivals include: Paris Theater, New York City; The Los Angles Film Festival; The Mexican Olympic Film Festival, The Art Institute of Chicago; Cranbrook Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI.
Publications include: Popular Photography, Direction, Women Who Make Movies, Seventeen.
She has received fellowships to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and a Young Film Maker's Grant from the U.S. Information Agency along with scholarships and other awards.
CollectionsL : Champion International Corporation, Stamford, CT.; Nelson Rockefeller Collection, New York City; Loeb Collection at New York University; Brewran Corporation, Roslyn, NY; Dieter Roth, Basle, Switzerland; Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Cranbrook Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI.
Isaacs lives and works in New York City.
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