Recent Works
JUNE 06 - JUNE 26, 2000



Press Release

GALLERY 49 is pleased to announce the opening of BARDA’s second solo exhibition at the gallery on June 6, 2000. The show will present a selection of recent bronze, lucite and cast marble sculptures as well as a new series of mixed media drawings of the "Zodiac Collection". The exhibition will be on view through June 26. In his most recent sculptures and works on paper whose subject is a thoroughly personal vision of the zodiac signs, Barda reveals once again his lifelong interest in the rendering of emotional and spiritual exaltation, as well as his own painstaking concern with anatomical realism.

An enthusiastic admirer of Classical Greek and Hellenistic statuary, Barda adopts the concept of archetype, reinterpreting it in the Art Deco stylistic vocabulary, and bringing it back into concretion through a complex and highly imaginative creative process. Both, his sculptures and drawings are powerful visual metaphors expressing mankind’s spirit and energy. "My interpretation of the zodiac signs is really an exploration of the human soul", says Barda. "I see the horoscope as a twelve-faceted mirror reflecting the subconscious self portrait of humankind evolved during thousands of years of experience".

In his intensely expressive sculptures and drawings, Barda fuses classical antiquity, Romantic sensation, and the swirling energy of Baroque, transforming these models into intriguing compositions that are uniquely his. Shaped by emotion and fantasy, Barda’s figures are eloquent expressions of sensuality and mystery, displaying not only the artist’s outstanding technical virtuosity but also his easiness at working with very different kinds of materials.

"Recent Works " will be on display June 06, 2000 - June 26, 2000 at Gallery 49, 322 West 49th Street (Between 8th and 9th Ave). Opening reception for the artist will be held Tuesday, June 06, 2000 from 6 to 9 PM.

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