Midland College • McCormick Gallery


Coming to McCormick Gallery

Spring 2016

Strangely Familial

Work by Nathan Barnes


January 25 - February 26, 2016

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk - February 4, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

 My work articulates a slowly expanding cosmology, born of the work itself.

Each portrait in the Strangely Familial series is associated with a member of my family. They are a conflation of family history, biography, and my own passions and anxieties. They constitute something of a genealogy or collective memoir with the potential to extend deep into the past or far into the future. I also think of them as creatures, fauna that inhabit a world yet largely unexplored.

--Nathan Barnes 

Nathan earned a BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Utah, where he was a Carmen Christensen award recipient and Anne Cannon award finalist. He earned a MFA in studio art from Idaho State University while acting as the curator of exhibitions for the Willard Arts Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Nathan currently lives in Olympia, Washington with his wife and three children. He is the gallery coordinator at South Puget Sound Community College.

This exhibition was made possible by the generous support of the Rhea Charitable Trust.


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