Thursday Oct 25, 2018
Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Colin’s impressive science background inspires beautiful plexiglass pieces that push us to contemplate times ahead. Runs through 10/30.
Colin’s impressive science background has certainly informed his artwork. His colored plexiglass pieces convey an exploration into the mystery and beauty of light through prismatic references and metaphors. With his use of the luminous material, he develops multidimensional glowing forms, elegant contemporary planar sculptures that reflect a clean formal beauty materialized by mathematical and scientific considerations for a futurist environemnt. Some of his pieces also bring to mind objects from the 60's Space Age esthetics, worlds that merge in a minimalist Santa Fe 2018 space, where elements of the ancient and the new blend in perfect harmony. His plexiglass beautiful pieces push us to contemplate on times ahead.
Colin has shown his artwork at City of Mud and Molecule Design in Santa Fe, NM, 2018. He is an award winner at The Santa Fe Home Show, First Place, March 2015; Third Place March 2016. Colin is a member of the SCULPTURE UNION group at the Santa Fe Community College where he works on his steel and plexiglass sculptures. He got involved with steel in 2008, and with plexiglass a few years later.
Colin Barker was born in Plymouth, England. He was the Beresford-Hope scholar at New College, Oxford where he completed his bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He specialized in geochemistry and moved into the geology department to do his doctorate. After graduation in 1965 he emigrated to the U.S. with his wife Yvonne and their two sons, Ashley and Conan.