SHARON BARR & JULIE HIMEL
Dialogue in Light
November 6 – 30, 2021

Drawing from the well of the spiritual and guided by process-based intuition, both Sharon Barr and Julie Himel’s artistic practices are rooted in their bodily and metaphysical experience of the natural world. Their painted imagery manifests in varying degrees of abstraction, between them examining a wide range of formal possibilities. As it is in art and nature, light is their common focus, declared in pigment as the joyous movement of chromatic energy.

Utilizing the expressive vocabulary of painting, both Himel and Barr explore its sensuous qualities in thick impasto, dripping paint and tactile brushwork. Juicy and bright pops of colour, painted in high contrast, serve to emphasize the immediacy of colour and its palpable effect on the viewer. Presented together in this show, their work forms a dialogue of psychic intensity bursting from the painted surfaces, conveying the ecstatic vitality of nature and offering a personal ode to its sublime complexity and beauty.

Sharon Barr’s CV

Julie Himel’s CV

Sharon Barr Emergence

Sharon Barr
Emergence  2021
Oil on canvas  60″ x 60″

 

Sharon Barr
Breathing Wind  2021
Oil on canvas  40″ x 40″

 

Sharon Barr Night Lifting

Sharon Barr
Night Lifting  2021
Oil on canvas  40″ x 40″

 

Sharon Barr Silent Gathering

Sharon Barr
Silent Gathering  2021
Oil on canvas  36″ x 36″

 

Sharon Barr Secrets Roots and Soul

Sharon Barr
Secrets Roots and Souls  2021
Oil on canvas  48″x 48″

 

Sharon Barr Breathing Through Water

Sharon Barr
Breathing Through Water  2021
Oil on canvas  24″ x 24″

 

Sharon Barr Coastline Rhythm

Sharon Barr
Coastline Rhythm  2021
Oil on canvas  24″ x 24″

 

Sharon Barr Earth Portal

Sharon Barr
Earth Portal  2021
Oil on canvas  24″ x 24″

 

Sharon Barr Dusk at Pink Falls

Sharon Barr
Dusk at Pink Falls  2021
Oil on canvas  16″ x 12″

 

Julie Himel Seasonal Amnesia

Julie Himel
Seasonal Amnesia  2021
Oil on canvas  48″ x 48″

 

Julie Himel It Shines On

Julie Himel
It Shines On  2021
Oil on canvas  36″ x 36″

 

Julie Himel Heavy Like The Air In My Hand

Julie Himel
Heavy Like the Air in My Hand  2021
Oil on canvas  36″ x 36″

 

Julie Himel Elemental Surround

Julie Himel
Elemental Surround  2021
Oil on canvas  48″ x 48″

 

Julie Himel When Magic

Julie Himel
When Magic  2021
Oil on canvas  48″ x 48″

 

Julie Himel Noble Sanctuary

Julie Himel
Noble Sanctuary  2021
Oil on canvas  40″ x 40″

 

Julie Himel Give Yourself Away

Julie Himel
Give Your Self Away  2021
Oil on canvas  36″ x 36″

 

Julie Himel Shutterspeed Of A Daydream

Julie Himel
Shutterspeed of a Daydream  2021
Oil on canvas  24″ x 24″

 

Julie Himel Elusive Ascension

Julie Himel
Elusive Ascension  2021
Oil on canvas  48″ x 40″