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Katie Barrie

On Vacation
January 10 – February 21, 2020
Opening Reception
Friday, January 10
6 – 8 pm

Reynolds Gallery is pleased to present On Vacation, Katie Barrie’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. The recent VCUarts MFA graduate exhibits a series of highload acrylic paintings on canvas which incorporate vacation imagery and crisp, summery patterns grounded in architectural compositions reminiscent of travels abroad. In a statement detailing the exhibition, Barrie notes:

My work examines the aesthetics of leisure, the implications of good and bad taste, and what it means to live one’s best life. The idea of the beach or pool-side getaway is a relatively new concept, only practiced for a handful of generations. And yet, it is something most individuals fantasize about luxuriating in. We seek out experiences in particular locations because we are led to believe that we will be happier, more fulfilled people if we do so. My practice analyzes the visual cues and aspirational indulgences that Western society has routinely gravitated towards in pursuit of leisure.

On Vacation opens Friday, January 10 with a reception for the artist from 6 – 8 pm. The exhibition runs through February 21, 2020.

A Legendary Getaway Where Relaxation Is An Art Form, Highload acrylic and artificial sand on canvas, 48 x 36 inches
A Reputation For Gorgeous Sunsets and Potent Cocktails, 2019, Highload acrylic and artificial sand on canvas, 30 x 24 inches
An Oasis Capable Of Offering Countless Perfect Days, 2019, Highload acrylic, pumice, and fiber paste on canvas, 36 x 24 inches
Being Poolside Is An Experience That Shimmers With Sun-Soaked Fun, 2019, Highload acrylic and artificial sand on canvas, 36 x 24 inches
Get Away From It All And Indulge In A Little Fun, 2019, Highload acrylic and artificial sand on canvas, 24 x 24 inches
Give Your Day A Decidedly Sexy Edge At This Exclusive Poolside Lounge, 2019, Highload acrylic on canvas, 12 x 18 inches
Life Is More Beautiful, Slow-Moving and Full Of Substance, 2019, Highload acrylic, pumice, and fiber paste on canvas, 36 x 24 inches
Not Visiting A Beach Is Like Not Having Lived At All, 2019, Highload acrylic and pumice on canvas, 12 x 18 inches
Perhaps The Greatest Sign Of The Island's Sacred Status Is How It's Been So Blessed With Beaches, 2019, Highload acrylic and artificial sand on canvas, 30 x 24 inches
Sink Back With The Relaxation Of Unrushed Conversation, 2019, Highload acrylic, pumice, and molding paste on canvas, 60 x 48 inches
Sun-Drenched With Cool Ocean Breezes, 2019, Highload acrylic, artificial sand, and molding paste on canvas, 12 x 12 inches
The Very Definition of a Beach Paradise, 2019, Highload acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 inches
White Sand and Beach Bars, 2019, Highload acrylic, artificial sand, and molding paste on canvas, 14 x 11 inches
 
A Legendary Getaway Where Relaxation Is An Art Form, Highload acrylic and artificial sand on canvas, 48 x 36 inches
A Reputation For Gorgeous Sunsets and Potent Cocktails, 2019, Highload acrylic and artificial sand on canvas, 30 x 24 inches
An Oasis Capable Of Offering Countless Perfect Days, 2019, Highload acrylic, pumice, and fiber paste on canvas, 36 x 24 inches
Being Poolside Is An Experience That Shimmers With Sun-Soaked Fun, 2019, Highload acrylic and artificial sand on canvas, 36 x 24 inches
Get Away From It All And Indulge In A Little Fun, 2019, Highload acrylic and artificial sand on canvas, 24 x 24 inches
Give Your Day A Decidedly Sexy Edge At This Exclusive Poolside Lounge, 2019, Highload acrylic on canvas, 12 x 18 inches
Life Is More Beautiful, Slow-Moving and Full Of Substance, 2019, Highload acrylic, pumice, and fiber paste on canvas, 36 x 24 inches
Not Visiting A Beach Is Like Not Having Lived At All, 2019, Highload acrylic and pumice on canvas, 12 x 18 inches
Perhaps The Greatest Sign Of The Island's Sacred Status Is How It's Been So Blessed With Beaches, 2019, Highload acrylic and artificial sand on canvas, 30 x 24 inches
Sink Back With The Relaxation Of Unrushed Conversation, 2019, Highload acrylic, pumice, and molding paste on canvas, 60 x 48 inches
Sun-Drenched With Cool Ocean Breezes, 2019, Highload acrylic, artificial sand, and molding paste on canvas, 12 x 12 inches
The Very Definition of a Beach Paradise, 2019, Highload acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 inches
White Sand and Beach Bars, 2019, Highload acrylic, artificial sand, and molding paste on canvas, 14 x 11 inches