gina barry: beautiful grunge

September 1-30, 2021

Gina Barry is living her life with the philosophy of Wabi Sabi,
the japanese concept of finding beauty in the imperfections.  

Gina’s art process starts with paper; different textures will make different marks. She creates spontaneous layers of paint using non-traditional tools, like a credit card. She meditates on the chaos and the imperfections, looking for the safe spaces to add details. She is learning to be brave with her marks and trust herself as she draws lines over the paint surface. She finds the trees, rocks and plants that dwell in the fields of color. She uses lines to calm the chaos and find the beauty in the imperfections. She calls this series Beautiful Grunge.