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October 11- 27 2019
John Barnes returns to ASW for his second solo exhibition titled Apparent Space.
The exhibition presents an intriguing suite of new, non-representational paintings. Barnes’ highly energised works continue his investigations into the use of colour and light to create imaginary, vibrant spaces.
The suite of paintings in Apparent Space ‘shift from floating worlds of densely massed opaque colour into radiant waves and bands of graduated tones which well from distant cores and apparent horizons. The flat surfaces have been activated to create humming and pulsating spaces which surge and flow to the rhythms of their own internal energies.’
Apparent Space is a remarkable exhibition.
Excerpts from a statement by John Barnes - Sept 2019