Barbara Pence 's work is best described as contemporary realism. Her format is generally long and narrow – or tall and narrow – and her objects describe her reactions to and feelings about those things that matter to her, some serious, some not-so-serious.
Barbara's paintings reflect a great affection for the very objects that she paints, their tactile qualities, their shapes, their coldness, their warmth. She feels strongly that objects carry a great deal of metaphorical significance and choosing the objects for each painting represents half the effort in her paintings. They must not only fulfill the need to express meaning related to her subject, they must fulfill formal considerations related to composition, and they must never be conventional or overly laden with sentiment.
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Phillips Fine Art Gallery - thru January 8
Utah Museum of Fine Arts - thru January 10
Brigham City Museum of Art and History - thru January 20
BYU Museum of Art -thru February 13
Springville Museum of Art - thru June 2016
BYU Museum of Art thru March 2018
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