I was just noticing I haven’t posted in a while, that’s because the pandemic has resulted in me not having any exhibitions or even trying to plan any events. I’m still painting, and I did set up a store on RedBubble, so you can buy a few things there.
My paintings are available to purchase, you just have to contact me directly and we’ll arrange it offline–I haven’t got a store set-up for them.
I’m doing a lot of work on Radical KM, which is part of my consulting practice and is about adding creativity to knowledge management. If you are interested in doing some workshops or coaching contact through my Entelechy website and we can arrange it.
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.
The pieces on exhibit are transitional works that were painted in between two of my series: Pieces of my Heart, and my current series-in-progress, Opening Up. Because these are transitional paintings, they explored feelings of uncertainty and exhaustion, and not wanting to continue, while also knowing that, of course, one must continue.
Johanna von Kuczkowski, singer and double bassist from Berlin, shares Stephanie Barnes’ story of following the inner call to be an artist as a second career. She has composed several songs especially for this exhibition. The songs are based on her conversations with the painter, Stephanie Barnes, and her own interpretation of the paintings on display. She will play them during the vernissage and finissage. Additionally, they will be recorded and will be played in the l’Atelier Galerie & Café during the month-long exhibition.
Die Werke in dieser Ausstellung sind Übergangswerke, die
zwischen zwei Serien von Stephanie Barnes entstanden: zwischen Pieces of my Heart und ihrer aktuellen, noch im Prozess
befindlichen Serie Opening Up. In ihrem
Übergangscharakter erforschen diese Bilder die Gefühle von Unsicherheit und
Erschöpfung, dem Gefühl, aufgeben zu wollen und zu wissen, dass man -natürlich-
Johanna von Kuczkowski, Sängerin und Kontrabassistin ausBerlin, teilt Stephanie Barnes Weg, dem inneren Ruf zu folgen und eineZweit-Karriere als Künstlerin zu verwirklichen. Sie hat speziell für diese Ausstellung einige Stückekomponiert, die auf Gesprächen mit der Malerin Stephanie Barnes sowie auf ihrereigenen Interpretation der Ausstellungsstücke basieren. Sie wird diese Stückewährend der Vernissage und der Finissage live aufführen. Zusätzlich werdendiese Stücke aufgenommen und während der einmonatigen Ausstellungsphase iml’Atelier Galerie & Café zu hören sein.
For the exhibition that just finished on August 31, 2018 at Private Office, I had prepared some narratives for each of the 3 main themes that were on exhibition. I thought I would share them here, for those of you who weren’t able to come to the exhibition.
Also, there are some pictures over on my Instagram account, also in case you couldn’t make it.
This is my 5th exhibit in Berlin since September 2017.
Is there new stuff, that you haven’t seen before?
Yes, I have been painting, and continuing to evolve my practice and the expression of my inner-self through painting.
I continue to explore thoughts and emotions, in particular several pieces (5) from my in-progress series, “Opening Up” will be on display. These paintings explore the idea of sharing ourselves with the outside world, and what happens when we decide being that vulnerable isn’t worth the risk and we pull back into our shell.
All the works on display are works I have completed in Berlin.
The exhibit takes place from July 6th until August 31st at:
I am doing a workshop on March 31 at the gallery from 13:00 until 18:00. The theme will be Resilience, and I will lead you through an interactive workshop exploring different artistic mediums and methods and how you can become the artist of your own life. Bringing artistic activities into your life can help you to be more resilient, curious, and help you to reduce stress. Come and explore and find out how. You can come for an hour or two, or hang-out for the whole afternoon, it’s up to you. If you’re on Facebook you can see details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2034316343494347/ and if you’re not on Facebook there is information on the Brotfabrik page http://brotfabrik-berlin.de/event/stephanie-barnes-ronny-johne-going-with-the-flow/2018-03-17/, but basically just show-up ready to paint/draw and explore.
I will also do an artist talk at the finissage on April 15 at 16:00. I am hoping to prepare some of it in German, so come out and see how I do. 🙂
Finally, if you’re wondering if it’s worth coming out to see the exhibition, I can tell you that there are some things installed that were not at the “Ich muss gehen” event in January or other exhibitions I have done in Berlin. Additionally, the first piece in a new series that I have just started is hanging at the gallery, it’s called, “Opening Up #1”. The series deals with how we open ourselves up to people, only to get frightened and retreat again. It has elements of the “Masks we hide behind” series and other themes I’ve dealt with, but adds some new components; I’m excited for you to see it, so I hope you’ll stop by the gallery and check it out. The gallery is open daily from 16:00 until 20:00.
That’s all for now, I hope to see you at the workshop or the Finissage.
This is the first of several exhibits Stephanie will do over the course of the next year. Each exhibit will explore different themes from her work over the last six years. This one starts with her earlier paintings and explores the themes of Joy and Going with the Flow.
Details of this exhibit in September are as follows: Location: KunstGalerie Cafe, Heinersdorferstraße 34, 13086 Berlin Vernissage: September 16, 2017, 5pm – 8pm Finissage: September 23, 2017 at 5pm – 8pm