Coming Attraction | Jess Barnett

Jess BarnettWatch for an interview in the coming year with painter Jess Barnett. 

Jess is a color-obsessed artist living and working in the North End in Boston. Her influences include Franz Kline, Francis Bacon, and Japanese minimalism.

She has shown her work at the FPAC Art at 12 gallery, Achilles, (ahts): The Boston Arts Festival, SOWA, and the Beacon Hill Art Walk, among other places around Boston.

Hell, Yes!

New Museum

On a sunny November day, my cousin Nate and I emerge from a subway station in New York’s Lower East Side.  We walk the few blocks to the New Museum, an uneven stack of silver-white, aluminum boxes that veers six floors into the air.  Above the entrance an arc of rainbow letters declares:  “Hell, Yes!”

96 Hours in Brussels

I’ve been researching online and in the art press for perspectives on the work of my next guest, Nikhil Chopra.  I was excited to find a video in which he discusses a performance of the work I’m going to see in New York next weekend, Yog Raj Chitrakar: Memory Drawing IX.

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