Barbara Shark: About Time

Pattern Shop Studio

March 2 - May 4, 2018

  • Opening reception: First Friday March 2nd, 6 to 9pm
  • Artist’s Salon: Saturday, April 14th, 4-6pm
Barbara Shark - Self Portrait in Iris, 1991, Pastel on paper, 42 ½ x 30 inches

Colorado artist Barbara Shark has built a long and successful practice creating large format, photo-realistic paintings. Her works capture their subjects outdoors or in animated conversations around the dinner table, doing almost anything, but always actively doing something. In her pieces, Shark invites the viewer to imagine narratives about what’s going on, the personalities interacting, and what relationships under-gird their interactions. Working both in luscious black and white and in vibrant color, Shark takes everyday life and elevates it to the level of fine art. Spanning the time period from the early 1990’s to the 2010’s, About Time explores the artist’s focus, her skill and her growth as one of the region’s preeminent painters.

An Artist’s Salon will be held on Saturday, April 14th, 4-6pm. In conjunction with the Salon, the event wil also featurel the official release party for Shark’s newly published memoir, How I Learned To Cook, An Artist's Life. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and the artist will be signing copies.  

Pattern Shop Studio
3349 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80205