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Review: Barbara Burns: Portraits in Tapestry

by Maria Kovacs

Barbara Burns exhibited her tapestries at Maine Fiberarts . . . in the town of Topsham . . . [Maine] from April 7 - June 30, 2009. . . . she studies with Archie Brennan and Susan Martin-Maffei as a member of the Wednesday Group. This study . . . is evident in the many figure tapestries hung on either side of a window in the gallery room. The strong line, simplicity, and subtle color use indicates that Barbara certainly paid attention to her mentors. The multiple, small figure studies were boldly calligraphic . .  Barbara states: ". . .I started out weaving the faces of women who are historically significant and important to me. Now I'm weaving the figure and faces that interest me for their beauty and personal connection."

 

below: Barbara Burns, Henry Hudson, 21" x 19", 2009

 

Henry Hudson by Barbara Burns

 

below: Barbara Burns, Leigh, 19" x 28", 2009

 

Leigh by Barbara Burns

 

below: Barbara Burns, Coquette, approx 56" x 29", 2002

 

Coquette by Barbara Burns

 

below: Barbara Burns, José, 12" x 10", 2005

 

Jose by Barbara Burns

 

below: Barbara Burns, Woman With Red Turban, 20" x 23", 2008

 

Woman With Red Turban by Barbara Burns

 

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