Sunday, March 3, 2019

Prosser Series Exhibit March- May 2019

"Badlands Stairway" original photography on canvas by Kim Barry

WHAT: Prosser Pt. 1 - A 12,000 mile Photographic Journey    
WHEN: Saturday March 2, 2019 
during the First Bank First Saturday Downtown ArtCrawl
TIME: 6pm - 9pm
WHERE: Diana Warner Studio featuring Kim Barry Studio
Suite 70 second floor Nashville Arcade 65 Arcade Alley 
Nashville, TN 37219

CONTACT: 412 370 7446

NASHVILLE, TN  This month, Barry unveils Part 1 of  a new photographic 
series, "Prosser", taken by the artist in 2014 during a 12,000 mile cross 
country journey ending in Prosser, WA. It is a journey of walking in blind 
faith towards hope while capturing unique perspectives, the American 
Landscapes, and quiet moments along the way.  

PROSSER
PART 1
IN 2014 I HAD 10 MINUTES TO DECIDE, 6 HOURS TO PREPARE , AND $40 
IN MY POCKET. IN THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME JOURNEY,   I TRAVELLED 12,000 
MILES OF ROADS FROM PITTSBURGH TO PROSSER, WA, WITH A MISSION IN 
MAKING A HOPE BECOME A REALITY THRU BLIND FAITH. ALONG THE WAY, I 
CAPTURED THE BEAUTY OF SPACES AND PLACES  AS THE WORLD OPENED UP
AND TOOK CARE OF IT ALL.  
THIS IS PART 1 OF A 3 PART SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS ON CANVAS EXHIBITING 
PART 1 IN MARCH, 
PART 2 IN APRIL, AND PART 3 IN MAY 
DURING THE FIRST BANK FIRST SATURDAY ARTCRAWL. 

CUSTOM SIZED ORDERING IS AVAILABLE. 
EACH PHOTOGRAPH IS SIGNED AND COMES WITH 
A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY THAT IT WAS MADE 
DIRECT BY KIM BARRY STUDIO. 


Kim Barry, a Pittsburgh-born, internationally exhibited artist and recent 
transplant to Nashville. Her work has travelled the the world since 2001, 
including The Louvre's L'Art Contemporaire Festival 2015. She has travelled 
the country creating experimental art studios - Suite 106 in Florida, 
West Eleven in Los Angeles, & SixTHreeFouR in Pittsburgh, PA. 
She was a recent represented artist and gallery director at DBO Gallery. 
She is so pleased to join the 5th Ave Arts District and be 
welcomed into Diana Warner Studio. 

HOURS : by APPT. and open to the public each First Saturday 
of the month for ArtCrawl

FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CONTACT    
kimbarrystudio@gmail.com or call 412 370 7446

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Grand Opening of Kim Barry Studio - Downtown Nashville

"YesBomb" limited photographic print by Kim Barry



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2018

Kim Barry Studio opens at Diana Warner Studio inside the Nashville Arcade. We are celebrating with art, drinks, food, and a special guest DJ appearance by Michael Hilton. Come,collect, dance, and enjoy. 

WHAT: Grand Opening of Kim Barry Studio
WHEN: Saturday Jan. 5, 2019    during the First Bank First Saturday Downtown ArtCrawl
TIME: 6pm - 9pm
WHERE: Suite 70 second floor Nashville Arcade 65 Arcade Alley Nashville, TN 37219
CONTACT: 412 370 7446

NASHVILLE, TN   We are so pleased to announce the first brick and mortar creative space for Kim Barry Studio in The Downtown Arts District of Nashville, TN. To celebrate proper, we have special musical guest, Michael Hilton, from the Sun Generation Record live DJ music maker European circuit. 

Kim Barry, a Pittsburgh-born, internationally exhibited artist and recent transplant to Nashville. Her work has travelled the the world since 2001, including The Louvre's L'Art Contemporaire Festival 2015. She has travelled the country creating experimental art studios - Suite 106 in Florida, West Eleven in Los Angeles, &  SixTHreeFouR in Pittsburgh, PA. She was a recent represented artist and gallery director at DBO Gallery. She is so pleased to join the 5th Ave Arts District and be welcomed into Diana Warner Studio. She will be displaying work from her catalogue which can be found online at https://www.etsy.com/shop/KimBarryStudio 

Michael Hilton started his career in Italy at the young age of 16 DJing on the local party circuit, and paying his dues by “spinning” at weddings for family and friends, went professional in 1994. His style is unique, creative and elegant that leans towards house, deephause, electronic, and tekhouse .......His influences, and friends, include miki the dolphin - francesco farfa and stefano d'andrea 




HOURS : BY APPT. ONLY  & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC EACH FIRST SATURDAY ON THE MONTH FOR THE DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE ARTCRAWL

FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CONTACT 

kimbarrystudio@gmail.com or call 412 370 7446

Sunday, October 7, 2018

The Fractured Sacred



So This was the photo op of the night... Here's a little backstory...... "The FracturedSacred" 72"X 36 acrylic on Canvas. The real feminist "fight " is preserving the beauty of the gift we are given, love and preserve the body we are provided, and protect innocence, Joy and peace of life. Once a child, girl or boy, exposed to seductive to brutal rape, abuse, and exploitation, come to think pain, hate and mutilation of self and others is "love" and thus fight for that, instead. That is the end of any true beauty. I wonder, is this the true root of the rape epidemic? Envy of another's perceived beauty, joy and or innocence and, by default, have pain replace love? To consume the other rather than support, befriend and protect the other? This is a fractured, fallen world. This is not the end, nor ideal. Sorry to burst an ego bubble or two, but In light of the world's fruit, Women are not goddesses, just as men are not gods. We create the body but not the souls of the future . Both men and women are complimentary vessels that have the power to breathe life or death into each other and every soul with a temporary use of the body. I'm so tired of seeing the conversation of death winning over life and too many accept it as the only language left in the world so they pass the hot potato of pain to the next person. This is not the highest nature of ourselves or a reflection of God. It just takes time and humility to accept the fruit of a destructive nature, change course and learn the language that preserves life. Look into another's eyes- you can see the difference it makes. This painting is for all the ladies ( and men ) I have had the honor of being a confidant in the struggles to stay gold no matter the punches in this often confusing and contradictory dimension. Furthermore, This painting is for all the women and men around the world who are used and abused as vessels for others to express rage, hate, lust, and brutality instead of love. Love each other until you come across a person wanting to express death to your body and soul. when there is no conversation left to discuss, Then defend to the death. There lies the true fight for the feminine -A honorable fight- inclusive to everyone. The rest is derivative.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Art Therapy at DBO Gallery

Art Therapy Sessions Now Available

DBO Gallery is pleased to announce a new experience for visitors to take advantage of. We know how important it is to excercise your creative side. Sometimes for pure joy. Sometimes for therapy in working thru the challenges, upsets, and surprises we find ourselves in from time to time. Life tells us to squash it and stay in survival mode. But to be healthy in our minds, bodies, and spirit, all that energy needs to be processed. What better way than to take time out during your week and paint inside a gallery for an afternoon?
You visit Tuesday thru Friday between 2pm and 6pm with or without an appt- just call or text Kim Barry at 412 370 7446 when you are on your way. For a Saturday afternoon, We are not usually open but will by appt only of 4 people or more and pre pay. For $25 per person, you have up to 3hrs of time at DBO Gallery. We are happy to provide water, access to bathrooms and clean up stations. Bring your materials you would like to work with and enjoy. It’s that simple. We accept cash, Venmo, or Square. Please no checks.
As artists, we realize most of why we do what we do is along the lines to processing our own therapies on one level or another. Ola, Sam, and I are committed to sharing that space and opportunity with anyone who would like to explore this as well. We look forward to having you here to share inspiration and get a new perspective on life.

DBO Gallery
65 Arcade Alley Suites #69 & #73
Nashville, TN 37219
931 368 8834
or 412 370 7446 direct appt line

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: DBO Gallery Opening of "Things I Should Finally Address" Art Exhibition

"Cicada" by Jennifer Lee Thompson
mixed media on paper
available to collect 




PRESS RELEASE:
"Things I Should Finally Address" Opening Night Art Exhibit

Where: DBO Gallery located on the second floor of the Nashville Arcade - 65 Arcade Alley #69 Nashville, TN 37219
Time: 6pm- 9pm
The exhibit will run Oct. 6, 2018 thru Oct. 27, 2018

Jennifer Lee Thompson is a 1995 graduate of The Savannah College of Art & Design with a BFA in fine art. After college, she relocated to Atlanta and participated in a number of group shows. This will be her first exhibition in Nashville.

Artist Statement
These paintings began over 2 years ago. I got back into painting after a 10 year hiatus. I find my inspiration in nature, especially the insect world. The earlier paintings, "Insect Tree" and "Walking Stick" are more about the beauty and fascination I have with them. In more recent paintings, they have become a vehicle to express my emotional state and hide behind a familiar subject. "Things I Should Finally Address" has a millipede as its subject matter but is about my long term chronic illness, many hospitalizations, surgeries, and finally a somewhat "cure." The under paintings include maps of the Atlanta area which is where I first became sick. As I was finishing this painting, my husband and partner of 18 years passed away in September 2017. The next two paintings became about loneliness and depression. "How I Feel At Night While Alone" has an opposum-like creature as its subject since they are mostly solitary and nocturnal. As always, there are maps having personal meanings underneath. "Moth Mode" has a Luna moth as its' subject. The adult moths lack a mouth and are unable to eat as I felt during low days. The work is a metaphor for the journeys we take through dark times into light. My subject matter, though, deeply personal, can be connecting to those who have struggled in their own battles of the mind, body, and heart.


We are also celebrating the addition of Suite #73 to our current Suite #69 inside the Nashville Arcade the new, larger exhibit space for DBO Gallery. We are now offering “Art Therapy” sessions during regular hours or by appt. inside the gallery. Take an hour or two for you to get fresh perspective, new ideas, and peace to express what needs to be released. Bring your own materials and paint to your heart’s content. Individuals come as you wish. For larger parties, contact us to schedule a company or organizational workshop.



DBO Gallery- Downtown Nashville is the brainchild of artist, Olasubomi Aka-Bashorun. Having opened a DBO Gallery in Clarksville in May 2018, he teamed up with artist, Sam Welch, to find a Downtown location within the Arts District. Located inside The historic Nashville Arcade, the gallery is surrounded by a great community of artist studios. Bashorun & Welch welcomed recent Nashville transplant, Kim Barry, into the fold as a represented artist, partner, and gallery director.

Olasubomi Aka-Bashorun is an artist born in Lagos, Nigeria and grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma. He graduated with an art degree from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2010 and now lives and works in the Middle Tennessee area. His work focuses on expressionistic portraits, Nashville’s urban landscapes, and large scale public murals.
Sam Welch, a native of Nashville, is a creative entrepreneur in bringing platforms, events, and spaces to artists. As an artist, himself, he leans towards the blend of street art through the eyes of a optimistic anarchist.

Kim Barry, a Pittsburgh-born artist and recent transplant to Nashville, has travelled the country created experimental art studios - Suite 106 in Florida, West Eleven in Los Angeles, and, most recently SixTHreeFouR in Pittsburgh, PA.
HOURS : 2pm - 6pm TUES - FRI or by APPT.
FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CONTACT 
DBOGallery2018@gmail.com or call 913 368 8834