Purity in Abstract Expressionism
“I’m finding I want to get to the pure essence of what I do. It’s about getting to a place that is most direct, most simple.”
Ivan Barnett is the director of Patina Gallery, yet first and foremost an artist, having enjoyed a successful career for over 40 years. Since 1976, Barnett has created garden sculptures and weather vanes, primarily in oxidized steel. The works were inspired by the German Folk Art he observed from his studio in Lancaster County, PA.