A Pilgimage: Genevieve Willson Barnhart – October 31, 2018

A Pilgrimage: The Sculpture & Photography of Genevieve Willson Barnhart
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
October 25th – December 2nd, 2018

A rare retrospective exhibition by California artist Genevieve Willson Barnhart will feature Barnhart’s bronze sculpture, jewelry, and black and white photography. This show charts an artistic career spanning more than 80 years.

Influenced by trips to medieval pilgrimage sites in Spain, France and Portugal with her husband Raymond Barnhart, Genevieves’s earlier sculptures are small environments, with figures that suggest the human condition. In the late 1980’s her work began to evolve. Undulating curves, hollows, and secret places continued to reflect the nature and spirit of place, while helmets, towers, ladders and stairs began to appear. As always, her sculpture continued to be informed by her manipulation of the wax sculpting material and her memories of architecture and carvings along medieval Pilgrimage routes.

Barnhart’s black and white photographs, developed and printed in her own home darkroom, include long-forgotten Romanesque churches, stone monasteries in the Pyrenees and many medieval sites visited during her extensive travels. A small selection of her large collection of Sonoma County artist portraits will also be included in this show.

Gallery hours:
Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday, Noon – 5:00 pm

Admission is FREE

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
282 S. High St.
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 829-4797

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