BARNABY FURNAS

Other

September 6 – October 4, 2003

Untitled (Suicide), 2003

Watercolor and urethane on paper

46 1/2 x 34 inches  118.1 x 86.4 cm

Blown to Bits, April 30, 2000

Watercolor on paper

8 1 / 2 x 11 inches  21.6 x 27.9 cm

Shadow Boxer I, December 27, 2000

Watercolor on paper

7 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches  18.4 x 26.7 cm

Tingling Couple 1, January 6, 2001

Watercolor on paper

7 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches  18.4 x 26.7 cm

A.L. #4, July 2002

Watercolor on paper

12 x 9 inches  30.5 x 22.9 cm

Blown to Bits #7, December 11, 2000

Watercolor on paper

9 x 12 1/2 inches  22.9 x 31.8 cm

Premonition, 2003

Watercolor and ink on paper

21 x 15 inches  53.3 x 38.1 cm

Returning Rebel, 2003

Watercolor and ink on paper

25 x 20 inches  63.5 x 50.8 cm

Rock Concert (The Walkmen), 2003

Watercolor on paper

15 x 21 inches  38.1 x 53.3 cm

Rock Concert (Big Star), 2003

Watercolor on paper

15 x 21 inches  38.1 cm x 53.3 cm

Spook, August 20, 2001

Watercolor on paper

6 3/4 x 10 inches  17.1 x 25.4 cm

Tingling Couple 4, 2003

Watercolor and urethane on paper

34 x 46 inches  86.4 x 116.8 cm

Divided Sight #2, December 11, 2000

Watercolor on paper

9 x 12 3/4 inches  22.9 x 32.4 cm

Untitled (Execution), 2003

Watercolor and ink on paper

25 x 20 inches  63.5 x 50.8

Untitled (Wood Gatherer II), 2003

Watercolor on paper

11 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches  29.2 x 21 cm

Barnaby Furnas
September 6 to October 4, 2003
Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of works on paper by Barnaby Furnas. This will be Furnas' second solo show at the gallery.
This exhibition consists of approximately thirty watercolors made over the past two years. In these works Furnas continues with the traditional and divergent themes of war, suicide, desertion, love, indulgence and celebration. The watercolor is used to depict these themes, yet is also allowed to abstract itself by accident as it runs and pools. The expressionistic technique and the narrative content cooperate and allow for an investigation into the dichotomies of figure and ground - abstraction and figuration - form and formlessness. The violent and/or ecstatic events in the subject matter and formal composition of his works are integrated.
The tension Furnas creates with control and accident - form and content is key. "I think of my work as being caught in the love-what-we-fear-most kind of oppositional relationship where the oppositional conflict pronounced by the subject matter can be played out in form, figure ground and material."*
Marianne Boesky Gallery is located at 535 W. 22 Street, 2nd floor New York, NY 10011. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 – 6. Please call the gallery for further information.
*Barnaby Furnas is quoted from Flash Art November-December 2002.