A chic geometric sculptural acrylic painting on Masonite titled Structuralist Relief #259 by David Barr. Created in 1986. Signed, dated, and titled on the verso with the original gallery tag from Donald Morris Gallery Inc, Birmingham, Michigan. From a private collection. This is an incredible example of one of his wall-hanging structurist reliefs similar to his artwork in Hart Plaza, Detroit titled Transcending. According to the artist, the “realities” that propel our natural universe are now understood to be essentially invisible. As an artist, I choose to explore those invisible realities intellectually, emotionally, and intuitively…as a sensor, a conduit, and a transformer of those experiences into a new, visible expression. In order to translate the organizing processes of nature, I have developed a constructive visual vocabulary of color/form/light/space/time, a metaphor for the shifting relationships that comprise “reality.” Dimensions: 45.5"w x 9.5"d x 47.5"h. In very good vintage condition.
David Barr (1939-2015) was the of founder of Michigan Legacy Art Park. David’s career was an artist, instructor, author and global thinker has crossed borders around the world, bringing people and ideas together. Throughout his career, Barr completed numerous sculptural commissions at sites around the world including the iconic tribute to the auto industry, Transcending at Hart Plaza in Detroit, a marble monument to astronomer Galileo at Town Hall in Pisa, Italy, and two gear-inspired companion sculptures,Revolution I and II, at the Chrysler European Headquarters in Brussels and the Chrysler World Headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan. His work is housed in various collections and institutions across the United States including the AT&T Corporate Collection, Chicago, the Atlantic-Richfield Company, Los Angeles, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Portland Art Museum and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
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