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Mixed media drawings by Barbara Buckman

Barbara Buckman’s “Resolution Series #5” (mixed media drawing)
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May 21, 2014

NARROWSBURG, NY — An exhibit of mixed media drawings by Barbara Buckman opens with a reception on Friday, May 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Delaware Arts Center’s Alliance Gallery. The exhibit will be on view through June 14.

“I want to make images that resonate,” said Buckman. “We live in a world that moves fast and is multi-layered. It is my intent to make work that reflects this while following an instinctive need to make pictures. I want to provoke and engage the imagination while developing images that playfully question plausibility and logic.”

A native New Yorker who earned an MFA in painting from Hunter College and a BFA from SUNY Buffalo State, Buckman works with traditional drawing and painting media, manipulating, adding and subtracting “until I arrive at an image that is recognizable to me.”

“My recent work involves setting up compositions that contain opposing forces and counterpoints. I use stable geometric shapes and arrange them in animated dialogue with invented imagery and automatic drawing,” she said.

Buckman taught painting, drawing, and design at SUNY Buffalo and SUNY Buffalo State College, and is currently teaching in the art department at SUNY Niagara County Community College in Sanborn. She participated as a studio artist in The Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program where she received a fellowship from the DIA Foundation. In 2013 she received the Chancellor Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity from SUNY. Buckman lives in Youngsville with her husband Richard Gubernick, also an artist.

Call 845/252-7576 or visit www.ArtsAllianceSite.org.