Lately, I've become aware of how my work tells a distinctly American story -- one of restlessness, one of real estate, bracketed by the open road and the gated community.
The most recent works are in the purest sense landscapes, since they are filled with deserts, mountains, fields and subdivisions. But they are really about the collision of the built and natural worlds, about battles in which outcomes are uncertain. They variously address threats presented by development, natural and human-made disaster, greed or obliviousness.
Barbara Schreiber examines large issues through a small, domestic lens. Her paintings are the products of a difficult world filtered through her genetically sunny disposition.
Barbara's work has appeared in two solo and six group exhibitions at Barbara Archer Gallery. She has also exhibited at PS 1, the High Museum of Art, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, SPACE Pittsburgh, the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Telfair Museum of Art, Joie Lassiter Gallery in Charlotte, Amerika Hauses throughout Germany, the Sorbonne and numerous other spaces.
In addition to her work as an artist, Barbara can sometimes be pestered into writing about visual art. Her articles, essays, reviews and navel staring have appeared in Art Papers, Sculpture Magazine, Metalsmith, Creative Loafing Charlotte, The Charlotte Observer and other publications.
Barbara was born in Baltimore, MD and earned a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. After a significant amount of time in Atlanta, GA, she moved to Charlotte, NC in 2004.