Richmond, VA, June 15, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Joshua Barber, painter of modern icons and landscapes, is having a solo exhibit entitled "Wooden and Paper Icons" at the Smith House in Harrisonburg, Virginia for the month of July.
The Smith House, run by the Arts Council of the Valley, is an established gallery which features a new artist each month. The gallery hosts opening receptions on the first Friday of each month and is the flagship gallery for First Fridays in downtown Harrisonburg.
Barber's icons have recently been shown in solo exhibitions in London and Bristol, England, as well as in his hometown of Richmond. His 2009 show "Barber vs Barber" was a father-and-son exhibition which featured the work of maritime artist John Morton Barber and son Joshua Barber.
The opening reception of "Wooden and Paper Icons" will be on Friday, July 2, from 5 - 7 p.m. in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The Smith House is located at 311 S. Main Street in Harrisonburg.
About Joshua Barber
Barber has recently exhibited his work in Bristol, London, New York and Los Angeles. In 2009 he was selected as a Gawker Artist; he has also been selected for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' auction for three consecutive years.
"We are all lonely," Barber says in his artist's statement. "Each one of us is surrounded by a sphere of solitude that not even the closest intimacy can break. This loneliness feeds our fears, nightmares and our deepest regrets. But loneliness is not bad in itself — when we’re alone, we pay attention. Small events take on deep significance and hold this answer we wish we could share with the world, but we know just wouldn’t come out right. We are left with a personal, scattered playlist of seconds. Whether they are good or bad, they are our own and I find great beauty in that."
For more information about Barber and his work, visit his website at www.BarberFineArt.com.
Joshua Barber Fine Art: Joshua@BarberFineArt.com - www.BarberFineArt.com (804) 467 7429
The Smith House - Arts Council of the Valley - www.ValleyArts.org (540) 801 8779