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Artist: Nathan Barnes

The Washington Center is proud to present MeasuredThe artworks selected for exhibition are united by process. For each composition the subject has been carefully observed. Through close consideration, my goal is to engage the composition in the perception of the subject. My creative process advances the formal elements. As marks accumulate, the composition begins to design itself.

Nathan Barnes was born in Salt Lake City and raised in a Mormon family. His youth featured frequent religious observances, such as personal and public prayer and worship, intertwined with earnest accounts of ecstatic visions and magical healings, Kolobian cosmology, and folklore. It was an immersive milieu that colored many of the artist’s formative experiences.

Nathan received a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Utah and an MFA in Studio Art from Idaho State University.

Nathan has lived in western Washington since 2013. He is a Professor of Art at Grays Harbor College. He has been twice selected to the Washington State Arts Commission’s public art curator roster. His artwork can be found in a variety of publications, private and public collections, and has been exhibited in solo, group, and juried exhibitions throughout the United States.

Art has been a constant in Nathan’s life. It’s how he has found his way. He often thinks of the titular character in the novel My Name is Asher Lev, whose pursuit of art put him in conflict with the religious tradition of his ancestors. But Nathan found a new community in the vast human family that began, so long ago, by painting animals and leaving hand prints on cave walls around the world.

Exhibit: March 23 – May 14
Reception: April 28 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

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