A bold, abstract expressionist-style landscape by Ronnie Landfield and a Picasso-esque sculptural relief by Kevin Barrett both express the bravado of an intuitive and primal language.
Ronnie Landfield has had a distinguished career as a painter since 1965. Spirituality and feeling are the basic subjects of his work; Reason to Believe is a depiction of intuitive expressions using color as language, and the landscape as a metaphor for the arena of life. The revelation of a primal image that delivers an immediate response in the viewer is his goal. His paintings convey a felt perception of life, an awareness of the history of art, and a clear expression of his passion and sense of spirituality.
Landfield’s work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery and the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the Art Institute of Chicago.
One may find a new sense of equilibrium in Kevin Barrett’s Kind of Blue that seems out of sync and chaotic, a world where the tactile and the virtual seems at odds with one another. His work obliquely recalls Hans Arp’s Dada cut-outs made in Zurich during World War I, while his highly-charged visual inquiry into the morphological interrelations of shape, ranging from biology to astronomy, offers an incisive vision that suggests phenomena not unrelated to present-day scientific reality.
Kevin Barrett has exhibited in museums and galleries nationally, and his work is in the collection of the Vero Beach Museum, in Vero Beach, FL.