At the time of writing (January 10, 2019) I have no exhibitions planned for 2019.
I am focusing on evolving my practice and developing an interdisciplinary project, the details of the project are below. We are hoping to exhibit the project during 2020, when I plan to have a full schedule of exhibitions again.
TRUST THE PROCESS
An Interdisciplinary Art Project
Stephanie Barnes, an artist from Toronto (Canada), paints so that the eye can see what the inner eye knows. She paints because there is a deep desire for her to give expression to the things she doesn’t have words for. Painting has given her an opportunity to share feelings in a way not previously available to her.
Johanna von Kuczkowski, musicologist, singer and double bassist from Berlin, sings to tell stories of life that could not be told without notes or sounds.
Both women share the story of self-liberation as a second career as artists and therefore a special perspective on the various and often unnamed dimensions of life.
In TRUST THE PROCESS Stephanie Barnes and Johanna von Kuczkowski combine their art forms in order to create a new access point into their artworks and to your own way of perception.
What happens if a painting suddenly has words? What, if a song has colours?
What access to myself opens up, which was previously locked up?
TRUST THE PROCESS – VERTRAUE DEM PROZESS!
Based on interviews with Stephanie Barnes, Johanna von Kuczkowski wrote songs that are grounded in the words of the painter and her works, however, broadened by her own perspective by the means of music.
This way an insistent, interdisciplinary expansive work of art was created. The artwork explores the disturbing range of emotions in times of transition along with the paintings of Stephanie Barnes, emotions of: uncertainty, exhaustion and rejection, the feeling of not wanting to continue, having to wait or wanting to wait as well as the almost impossible feeling of opening up for real and making oneself visible and with that vulnerable.
Stephanie Barnes & Johanna von Kuczkowski, Jan 2019