Current Shows

Jacqueline Barnett: Conversation
March 2, 2018 – April 3, 2018
Gallery IMA
123 South Jackson Street, Seattle WA

Opening: Thursday, March 1, 6p


Past Shows

Jacqueline Barnett: Early and Recent Works
January 7-30, 2016
Gallery IMA
123 South Jackson Street, Seattle WA

Artist Reception: Thursday, January 7th, 6 to 8p
Curator Tour: Saturday, January 16, 1p

Appassionata: The Art of Jacqueline Barnett
January 9 – March 17
Museum of Northwest Art
121 South First Street, LaConner WA

Artist Reception: Saturday January 9th, 2 to 5p
Guest Curator, Francine Seders, Walkthrough: Saturday January 23rd at 1p

Panel Discussion & Reception, Saturday February 20th, 1-2:30p
Matthew Kangas, author of Figure to Field: The Art of Jacqueline Barnett, the MONA exhibition catalogue, will moderate a short symposium on Barnett with two leading authorities on her art, poet Priscilla Long and art critic and curator John Boylan. Priscilla Long is the author of Crossing Bridges: Poems (University of New Mexico Press) and Boylan has written extensively on NW artists including a catalogue on Robert C. Jones. Kangas is the corresponding editor for Art in America and also writes for Sculpture magazine, Art Guide Northwest, Visual Art Source Weekly Newsletter and Ceramics Monthly, among many others.

The art of Jacqueline Barnett is a mixture of figuration and abstraction. It grows out of her native New York abstract expressionism movement and the Bay Area figuration and feminist art of the 1970s and 1980s. Visitors will hear three authorities discuss the ambiguity, symbolism and narrative interpretation of her work along with comments on the rise of feminist art, mid-century modernism, and 21st-century developments that are pertinent. After the talks, a brief discussion by participants will also include a Q&A period with audience participation.


Celebrating the publication of
Figure to Field: The Art of Jacqueline Barnett
by Matthew Kangas