" Polly Barton: Dialogues with the Beast"

Current Show : Jul 5-Aug 10 2024

Beast

Featured Exhibition Work

Beast

by Polly Barton

2024

Italian silk double ikat, 2 woven panels w/ indigo, pigment and vermillion sumi ink w/ Japanese silk

38 X 68 inches

Inventory ID: # 17205

Medium: Italian silk double ikat woven in two panels with indigo, pigment and vermillion sumi ink with Japanese silk spun around a metallic core.





    " Polly Barton: Dialogues with the Beast"

    Current Show : Jul 5-Aug 10 2024

    Chiaroscuro is pleased to present a solo exhibition for Santa Fe based textile artist Polly Barton titled, Dialogues with the Beast, from July 5 – August 3, 2024, with opening public reception with the artist, Friday July 5 from 5-7pm. As a contemporary artist working with textile the exhibition brings together her most recent body of work, with abstract imagery and vibrant color, in large and small scale ikat weavings.
    Barton explains:
    “These are dialogues in ikat – my chosen medium— intertwining color and threads, giving life to imagery with my desire for color, pattern, texture, movement, and shifts. Ikat has become my embodied language; my way of processing and understanding these turbo-charged times. I take unreachable, unspeakable, intangible thoughts and weave a response in silk, paper and pigments.”

    Three images of new work posted below, remainder of new pieces posted shortly before the opening. For all currently available Barton pieces see Artist page section of website.

    Press Release

    Exhibition Works

    Beast

    Beast

    by Polly Barton

    2024

    Italian silk double ikat, 2 woven panels w/ indigo, pigment and vermillion sumi ink w/ Japanese silk

    38 X 68 inches

    Inventory ID: # 17205

    Medium: Italian silk double ikat woven in two panels with indigo, pigment and vermillion sumi ink with Japanese silk spun around a metallic core.
    Blue

    Blue

    by Polly Barton

    2023

    Cotton warp, indigo & pigment; silk & Japanese paper weft

    40 X 30 inches

    Inventory ID: # 17208

    Full Title: "Blue (“Dawn is just a Headspace” from a song by Caroline Polacheck)"
    Demeter's Embrace

    Demeter's Embrace

    by Polly Barton

    2024

    Double ikat ,2 woven panels w/ Spun Japanese Shifu linen paper & silk weft.

    32 X 32 inches

    Inventory ID: # 17206

    Indigo at Midnight

    Indigo at Midnight

    by Polly Barton

    2023

    Silk double ikat w/ inlaid tapestry

    16.25 X 16.25 inches

    Inventory ID: # 17209

    Inland Sea

    Inland Sea

    by Polly Barton

    2024

    Double ikat w/ silk warp & linen paper weft w/ pigment.

    38.5 X 29.50 inches

    Inventory ID: # 17207

    Sonar

    Sonar

    by Polly Barton

    2024

    Double ikat w/ Spun Japanese Shifu linen paper & silk weft

    17.5 X 20 inches

    Inventory ID: # 17213

    Sunlight into Tissue

    Sunlight into Tissue

    by Polly Barton

    2024

    Double ikat w/ Spun Japanese Shifu linen paper & silk weft

    21.50 X 17.50 inches

    Inventory ID: # 17211

    Threadbare

    Threadbare

    by Polly Barton

    2024

    Silk warp ikat w/ pastel; silk & rubber weft tapestry

    15 X 9.50 inches

    Inventory ID: # 17212

    Continuum I

    Continuum I

    by Polly Barton

    2018

    Silk, double ikat

    22 X 18 inches

    Inventory ID: # 17210

    Continuum II

    Continuum II

    by Polly Barton

    2018

    Silk, double ikat

    22 X 18 inches

    Inventory ID: # 17230

    Continuum III

    Continuum III

    by Polly Barton

    2018

    Silk, double ikat

    22 X 18 inches

    Inventory ID: # 17231

    Bally Hoo

    Bally Hoo

    by Polly Barton

    Handwoven ikat w/ eccentric weft

    40 X 38 inches

    Inventory ID: # 17067

    Full media description: Handwoven ikat silk warp & weft w/ eccentric weft, 2 looms width
    Indigo Pulse

    Indigo Pulse

    by Polly Barton

    Silk ikat warp & weft, 5 loom width

    50 X 81 inches

    Inventory ID: # 17068

    Full media description: Handwoven ikat silk warp & weft w/ eccentric weft, 2 looms width
    Dry Bones

    Dry Bones

    by Polly Barton

    Handwoven linen shifu warp ikat, gold leaf

    31 X 52 inches

    Inventory ID: # 17066

    Full media description: Handwoven linen shifu warp ikat, weft ikat, indigo w/ soy milk, and gold leaf