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James Barron Art
PO Box 97
South Kent, CT 06785
By Appointment
917 270 8044
James Barron founded his art business in 1987 as a private art dealer and consultant, and established James Barron Art in 2010. The gallery specializes in modern and contemporary American and European art, including works by Picasso, Matisse, Arp, Giacometti and Pollock, as well as Warhol, Diebenkorn, LeWitt, Mangold, Pepper, Caro and Olitski. Barron is equally adept in guiding both new and experienced collectors. The gallery has an ongoing series of interviews with artists and art historians, reflecting a longstanding tradition of special events.

 
Online Programming

Jan Müller and Bob Thompson

Jan Müller and Bob Thompson: Outside of Time



We are pleased to exhibit Jan Müller and Bob Thompson: Outside of Time. Although Jan Müller died several months before Bob Thompson arrived in Provincetown in the summer of 1958, his influence on Thompson's work was profound. In Provincetown, Thompson transformed his work, developing what would become his signature figurative style while looking to Müller's work for guidance. Müller's wife, Dody Müller, told him: "Don't ever look for your solutions from contemporaries— look at Old Masters."

 
Past Exhibitions

Outsider Art Fair New York 2022



March 3, 2022 - February 6, 2022
Works by: Norris Embry Sidival Fila Vera Girivi Winfred Rembert Reza Shafahi Ashley Shapiro Janet Sobel Elisabetta Zangrandi

Carla Accardi, Moira Dryer, Ruth Duckworth, Pam Glick, Beverly Pepper, Laura de Santillana, Janet Sobel, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Betty Woodman

Earthly Dreams



January 28, 2022 - March 19, 2022
Our exhibition explores unexpected visual parallels by artists who, though working decades apart and in disparate mediums, share common artistic threads: the use of earthly materials like clay and wood, the forms and flows of nature, and the tactility of the handmade object. The artists in Earthly Dreams are also all women who paid their dues for many years before gaining broader recognition. We are excited to pair together artists like Betty Woodman and Pam Glick, Ruth Duckworth and Beverly Pepper, and Moira Dryer and Ursula von Rydingsvard, who have not been previously exhibited together, but whose works resonate in their shared conceptual, material, and formal qualities.

Sol LeWitt

Sol LeWitt: The Truth is Funny



January 28, 2022 - March 19, 2022
Our exhibition focuses on works from Sol LeWitt's R Series, which the artist created by tearing, folding, and cutting. Sometimes inscribed "Not to be sold for more than $100," these works were originally a reaction to LeWitt's growing success with his Wall Drawings, and demonstrate the seeming contradiction of LeWitt's conceptual process and his irreverent wit.

Kikuo Saito: Dancing Across the Surface



December 1, 2021 - January 16, 2022
"His theater work also taught him to paint while the canvas lay horizontal on the floor—as was necessary with the very large backdrops for set... and his choreographic experience taught him to almost dance across the surface while painting, as well as to convey a dancing quality to the marks themselves.” John Dorfman "[Saito developed] a personal version of Color Field abstraction that depended as much on delicately inflected lines and edges as it did on expanses of seductive, saturated hues. Saito’s mature work is characterized by its inventive, often surprising use of color, ranging from frankly gorgeous, richly varied intensities to subdued near-monochromes–as well as by its eloquent drawing." Karen Wilkin "It’s perhaps not an overstatement to say that when we, as viewers, attempt to come to terms with Saito’s invented calligraphy, now plainly visible, now veiled by layers of paint, we recapitulate the artist’s youthful experience of arriving in New York and being confronted by a new language and a new alphabet. The sensuality of Saito’s color and the physicality of his paint handling could be equivalents for his pleasure in overcoming those challenges." Karen Wilkin

Beverly Pepper

Beverly Pepper: Precarious Balance



September 8, 2021 - November 12, 2021
Our exhibition spans Beverly Pepper's entire career, with her earliest sculptures from 1960 through some of her final monumental works. Precarious Balance includes stainless steel sculptures from 1968, which are 9 inches tall and weigh 3 pounds, through Octavia, a late masterpiece, which stands over 11 feet tall and weighs 12 tons. Taking a cue from Pepper’s longstanding interest in science, nature, and outdoor sculpture, we have installed many of the works both in the Upper Gallery and in the surrounding landscape.

Elisabetta Zangrandi: La Vita è Femmina



September 8, 2021 - November 11, 2021
"I paint landscapes, but not in a classical way; my vision is inspired by fantasy, wildly full of insects, animals, chimeras, human figures and flowers. Each figure is inserted in a different 'space-time context' – there are multiple horizons, water flows from one environment to another, overwhelming emotions and memories." Elisabetta Zangrandi, interviewed by Departure Magazine We are thrilled to exhibit recent paintings by Elisabetta Zangrandi in the Cabin, including a selection of landscapes, seascapes, and Madonna and Child paintings.

Dan Miller: Clattering Poetry



September 8, 2021 - November 11, 2021
"[Miller's] best work achieves a clattering poetry of infinite discrimination." Kevin Killian With limited verbal capabilities, self-taught artist Dan Miller has used written words and drawing as his main form of communication throughout his life. He became interested in hardware, lightbulbs, and electrical tools at a young age, looking at his father's hardware catalogues. His layered, heavily-worked drawings incorporate elements such as repetitive text and abstracted forms of mechanical items including lightbulbs and electrical sockets. "Miller’s repetitive application of marks creates a rich but ultimately undecipherable field." Museum of Modern Art, New York "Mr. Miller’s abstract doodle-grids combine the historic expressiveness of drawing and modernist abstraction with a covert art world critique." Martha Schwendener, New York Times

Laura de Santillana

Laura de Santillana at the Meditation Hut



July 9, 2021 - August 27, 2021
We are thrilled to present a selection of Laura de Santillana’s glass works in the Meditation Hut. The unique environment of the Meditation Hut activates these pieces, as striking sunlight and shadows play off the glass, highlighting subtle shifts in its coloration. In an April 2017 interview with James Barron, Laura de Santillana explained the void at the center of these forms: “It starts with the breath. I like working with glass because you put air -- your breath -- inside the material and you close it inside. It’s the moment between inhaling and exhaling. By trapping air inside, some interesting things happen in the process. The accidents are written inside the piece.” In works like Flag XIII (2001), this breath is made visible when illuminated in the Meditation Hut, with pockets of air glowing inside the fields of red, yellow, and green.

Sol LeWitt

Sol LeWitt: Small Gouaches



July 9, 2021 - August 27, 2021
James Barron Art is pleased to exhibit Sol LeWitt: Small Gouaches, a selection of LeWitt gouaches from 1985 to 1995, including geometric forms and the artist’s later wavy bands. The works in our exhibition feature LeWitt’s trademark use of red, yellow, blue, and grey/black; each work uses combinations of these fundamental colors to create varying shades and hues within the composition. “LeWitt’s pure reds, yellows, and blues provide once again, in the history of twentieth-century art, the shock of recognizing the unadulterated beauty of these primary hues, a eureka experience we were taught most insistently by Mondrian, but which every generation feels the need to rediscover.” Robert Rosenblum

The Red Show



May 21, 2021 - August 28, 2021
The color red is associated with power, representing passion, energy, violence, desire, and courage. Due to scarcity of available pigments, the use of red historically denoted artworks of particular importance. The Red Show explores both artist and viewer's visceral reaction to the color red, through works of various media, styles, and techniques.