Friday, June 25, 2010

'roots & vines: plastica' - CoCA Seattle

'roots & vines: plastica'      Barbara De Pirro
(plastic fiber, cable & steel)

A mysterious unexpected form,
distant imagery,
familiar in an intimate way.
A web of fiber,
a tangle of forest vine,
exposed and twisted roots,
fibrous tendrils clinging to the surface,
enveloping the decaying wood,
humbly feeding off the unforgotten.
Natures cycle of decay and rebirth,
regeneration, renewal….life.

'roots & vines: plastica' details           Barbara De Pirro
(plastic fiber, cable & steel)

'heaven and earth II'
Carkeek Park
Seattle, WA

June 26 – September 26, 2010

In collaboration with the Carkeek Park Advisory Council, the Associated Recreational Council and Seattle Parks and Recreation, CoCA presents the second annual exhibition of temporary, outdoor sculpture in Carkeek Park, organized around themes of art, nature and sustainability.

ARTISTS: Big Camera Group, Barbara DePirro, Miguel Edwards, Julie Fisco, Anette Lusher, Ingrid Lahti, Julie Lindell, Piper O'Neill, Eden Rivers, Sylwia Tur, Ken Turner, and Johnny Wooten.

Curated by David Francis, CoCA Seattle

Funding for this project was made possible in part by CoCA Seattle and Artist Trust Grants for Artist Projects (GAP).

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

'fungo plastica' - Port Angeles Fine Art Center

'fungo plastica'      Barbara De Pirro
(plastic fiber & steel)

'Petroleum-based nature blossoms in a grand old tree in the form of Barbara De Pirro’s  Fungo Plastica. Made from recycled plastic grocery bags, stretched into beige yarns then crocheted into spheres of many sizes, ranging from a marble to a softball, they are arranged in cloned progressions and clusters like a parasitic invading life form, nestled into cavities and fissures in the gnarled and ruptured bark. '  *

Art Outside IX
Webster’s Woods Art Park
Port Angeles Fine Arts Center
1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA
(360) 457-3532

Curated by Jake Senuik *

Art Outside is the program that has brought a singular open-air art collection to the former Webster Estate. The total number of artworks that have accumulated in Webster’s Woods Art Park since the inaugural 2000 season has crested at more than one hundred and twenty-five. While over the years many pieces have been returned to their creators or succumbed to the elements, the net presence of art in the park has grown steadily through gift,
entrenchment and extended loan.

One of the hallmarks of Art Outside has always been to strive for a balance between sculptural objects and site interventions, with both approaches highly sensitive to the natural environment. The five and a half acres of second-growth forest has been a friendly host to artists’ imaginations.

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Funding for this project was made possible in part by Port Angeles Fine Art Center.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Museum of Northwest Art

'strand'      Barbara De Pirro

June 19, 2010
5-10 PM

Over 300 Donated Works of Art!

Join us for the Museum's largest annual fundraiser.....
The perfect event for both seasoned
and novice art Collectors!!!

Public Preview Hours: Friday, June 18, noon to 5 pm and Saturday, June 19, 11 am to 3 pm. Preview is free and open to the public.

121 South First Street La Conner, WA
Tickets may be purchased by calling: 360.466.4446, ext. 109