Work by Domingo Barreres
September 11th – October 27th 2023
Reception: Thursday, September 14th 6-8pm
Hybrid Gallery Talk: Thursday, September 14th 6:30-7pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Friday 12 to 5pm & Saturdays by appointment (For a Saturday appointment- please email at least two days in advance: [email protected])
Spoke address: 844 Summer Street, Boston MA 02127
The events and the gallery are free and open to the public
Spoke Gallery is honored to present, CRUCIALESQUE, a solo show by acclaimed artist Domingo Barreres. For this exhibition, he is showing five new works that he has created for this exhibition along with one large scale mural that has only been publicly shown once.
This is not the first time Spoke Gallery has had the privilege to show his work. Two of his large scale painting were included in the 2018 Summer Annual exhibition- which was an annual exhibition that celebrated and featured artists who lived and/or worked in the two zip codes of South Boston (this exhibition occurred up until 2019 and has not continued due to Spoke Gallery moving to a much small venue in January 2020).
Barreres has an unique and signature way in which combines materials and techniques in his works. He uses diverse materials and techniques on printed first layer that he has developed in photoshop: an original grid is divided into random sections and each sections is twirled, pinched and stretched etc. to create a complex, dynamic web/field. The resulting image is enlarged to desired size and printed with archival pigments. After placing the printed first layer on a firm surface, he proceeds by further evolving the image by hand, and in layers. Each layer is sealed with clear resin. He shares, “I started cross-hatching images of favorite paintings by Velazquez, Vermeer, Rembrandt as a playful activity (like meditation). It helped me to change holograms, from one I could not control (daily news, health and age issues) to one I could control and gave me satisfaction.”
For years, Barreres has been “weaving together aspects of religious baroque art and contemporary physics. They stand as a metaphor for how human imagination is fired-up by curiosity when confronting an uncannily awesome and insistently opaque universe”
All of the works in CRUCIALESQUE are breath taking examples of his ability to masterfully weave together both materials and concepts to create works that are alluring, engaging, and memorizing.
About Domingo Barreres
Domingo Barreres was born in Spain and came to USA in 1957. He went to high school in West Hartford, Connecticut and in 1960 he came to Boston to study at the SMFA (School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston- now SMFA at Tufts). He Graduated in 1965 and won a scholarship to go travel in Europe. When he returned to the USA, he took a post as a painting instructor at the SMFA until his retirement in 2006. He has had shows in New York at Victoria Munroe Gallery and White Box. His work was included in the Whitney Biennial in 1975. He has had exhibitions in Spain from 1992 to present. In Boston, he has shown at Sunne Savage Gallery, Stavaridis Gallery, and the Howard Yezerski Gallery to name a few. He is currently represented by Anderson Yezerski Gallery.
Domingo Barreres lives and works in Fort Point (Boston, MA). He regularly participates in the annual Fall Fort Point Open Studios and will be participating this year (October 14 & 15). This event is free and open to the public.