Barbara Hadden will exhibit “Paintings,” at the Grubbs Gallery in the Reed Campus Center at The Williston Northampton School from January 4 –February 12, 2011. An artist’s reception will be held on January 9, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Using oil, gouache, and watercolor, Barbara Hadden explores landscapes of varying terrains. “I paint from observation, in the world and from memory, and this involves a lot of walking, staring, drawing, and even photography. One of the things I stare at, by the ocean, is the foam that momentarily covers what is under foam,” says Hadden about her work. Some of the works in the exhibition began for Hadden during a month-long residency on Cranberry Island, Maine, at the Heliker–LaHotan foundation. Others came out of two visits to a stretch of the National Seashore in Truro.
Hadden studied painting, photography, and filmmaking at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She was awarded an Alumni Traveling Fellowship from that school for her work in photography. She was a finalist in the Regional Fellowships for Visual Arts, awarded through the New England Foundation for the Arts. In the last decade, she regularly attended artist residency programs, which have deepened her commitment to landscape-based painting and photography. She was born in Hamburg, Germany, and spent her childhood in Europe and the Middle East. She currently lives in western Massachusetts.
The exhibit is free and open to the public and takes place in the Grubbs Gallery of the Reed Campus Center at The Williston Northampton School. For more information see www.williston.com/grubbsgallery.